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Make Your FILM Healthy!

Why drink Yakult? Because it is a probiotic milk that can bring so many benefits to kids and adults alike. Because of its distinct composition--live Lactobacilillus Casei Shirota, I made this crazy experiment and wondered how these bacteria could possibly affect the photos. I thought if it's good for our "insides," then perhaps it will also do our films good. Here are simple steps in making your film healthy and be happy with the result.

What you need:
-1 bottle of Yakult
-Film with canister (In my case I only used a color negative Kodak HD 400)
-Any analogue camera

What I did:
Poured the cultured milk over the canister with the film inside. Soaked it for hours (took me almost a day). Removed the excess Yakult. Left it by my room’s window for drying. Loaded it into my Vivitar UWS camera. Took outdoor/sunny pictures. Had the film developed without any special instructions regarding the processing.

Upon seeing the results, I can definitely say I can use Yakult film everyday in any day with any camera. I’m happy with the colors it produced and the texture of the photos, which perhaps is due to the microorganisms. In addition to the healthy benefits this drink gives us, we can therefore confirm its good use and wonderful effects on our normal films.

Here’s the link to the rest of the photos:

written by bluemie5


  1. franty


    Now i really want an Yakult...

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  2. dearjme


    Ohh what a great idea! How long did you leave it to dry?

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  3. analogmonolog


    truly an awesome lab rat experiment :) a round of applause for you

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  4. bluemie5


    Hi franty! I love Yakult too. =)

    I cant remember how long it took me to have it dried because I wasnt able to use it right away so Im not sure if that would be considered as drying time. It will be good to use as long as you can already pull/move the film because its really sticky at first =p

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  5. sidsel


    This is one of the coolest film experiment ever! I'm off to the supermarket to buy some Yakult!

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  6. gracia27


    Can I do this if I already shot the film?

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  7. geka


    Haha! Great idea! It made me laugh a lot :-) Thanks for sharing. I think I'll try it someday, too.

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  8. superkulisap


    This is one cool idea. :)
    This also happened to one of my rolls but Yakult was not the reason for its wetness. I left my film near an open window when the rain poured. haha. I had it dried by itself and had it processed. It left some dirty marks on the photos that gave them an old school yet effect. Check out my shots: http://www.lomograph(…)os/13695658

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  9. superkulisap


    @bluemie5 I love your intro! yakult everyday, everyday, okay! hehe

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  10. renenob


    Ok ka tyan!

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  11. hilarion


    as I am interested in probiotic research I would say, that the effect is due to other substances in yoghurt rather than L. casei Shirota. but I like your idea soooooooooo much!!!! as a real scientist I have to try it, I will choose actimel, or activia :D:D:D:D

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  12. reginachew

    *applause* A good experiment that worth to try! =) thanks for sharing~

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  13. bluemie5


    @hilarion thanks for the info! =)

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  14. bluemie5


    @superkulisap. nice "wet roll" photos!! subukan ko nga rin. in your case, photos were taken first before the film got wet right?

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  15. boredbone


    hahaha...cool one.

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