Doing experiments is fun. Especially experiments with film as you get some amazing results. I was thinking about what I could do and I decided to have the film take part in something which when do as a matter of routine. So the film had a shower and was shampooed. The results range from almost not visible to breathtaking to horrible - all this on one roll of film!
If you want to give it a try, you’ll need not much:
- a cheap 35mm film
- shampoo (maybe conditioner, too)
- hot water
- a darkroom or another room which you can prepare to be light-proof
- a hair-dryer
I started working on the film with hot water and then I put some shampoo on.
Later I filled a cup with hot water and shampoo, put the film in and waited some time. At last I allowed the film some conditioner, just for the fun of it. ;)
Later I rinsed it thoroughly. I pulled the film out, dried it bit by bit and wound it back on the spool, all in a light-proof room. The most difficult part for me was to prepare a window so it would not let any light in, as I didn’t have a darkroom.
I was surprised by the results. At first I thought the shampoo would not have had any effect.
There are some photos which were hardly affected.
Some did just turn out badly!
Then I noticed the dots! I guess this is because of the heat. I like the change of colour on some pictures which comes because of the soap.
Finally there are these pictures: You can hardly see anything, but I think the colours are nice!