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Something has grown on my film!

Or how to convince a little fungus to stay to live in your film

Recently, I used a roll that was forgotten. I had moved and had all the rolls in a box, that when my mother felt overwhelmed with all the belongings, decided the box was going to the terrace. I, innocent, thought the box would be covered somewhere, but no: spent more than three months in the chilly weather (it was winter) until one day I finally remembered to ask my mother where the rolls were and went back again to get them.

One of them was expired, so I decided it would be the first to be used. I exposed the roll as usual, but what was my surprise when I developed it … There were some little “flowers” in my film! I thought I’d missed a double exposure that I did and I did not remember … Until I saw the whole roll was covered by these small seedlings, even on the part of the unexposed film (as you will see below).

A fungus! That probably was cold and used to hide in my roll … Do not blame him. In fact, I think I’ll get to cool my rolls more often, so in addition to magnificent double exposures, I’ll sponsor a homeless little fungus :)

Now you know, if you want to create an ecosystem in your films the steps are really simple:

1 – Buy rolls
2 – Take them out to cool, the colder and more humid (especially the latter) the better!
3 – Leave the rolls there, the longer the better :)

Good luck with your sponsorships!

written by virtuesandvices and translated by bio_lenta


  1. miss_maha


    That's so cute :)

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  2. odjur


    Ahww haha

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  3. jojo8785


    Cool effect and nice tipster. But be careful not to touch the fungus or breathe in any spores that the fungus may release! It will make you sick.

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  4. singleelderly


    Great accident! : D

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  6. bio_lenta


    Good point @jojo8785

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  7. schemerel


    it looks more like ice cristals

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