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Creating Light Leaks With Coffee

To create light leaks you don't have to open your camera, just use coffee as a bath for your film! The first one was with an ordinary negative film and on the second try I used a slide film.

This was another try of experimenting with coffee.

The first one was with an ordinary negative film and on the second try I used a slide film.

Here’s the album for negative film and here’s the album where I used slide film.

On both films, the coffee created some nice color bubbles, so I was curious about what the coffee will do with a b/w film.

Instead of color bubbles i found some light leaks on the film without the manual process of opening the camera back.

You can find the whole series of photos here.

written by t82

11 comments

  1. theycallmeelton

    theycallmeelton

    Fantastic results! :O

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  2. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    Hot or Cold coffee ?

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  3. namwann_piz

    namwann_piz

    beautiful old-looking photos

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  4. hail90

    hail90

    such an cool effect!! Very mystical looking

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  5. t82

    t82

    thanks a lot!
    the film was bathing in hot coffee @thaiseb !

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  6. ceschot

    ceschot

    Awesome! I've got two questions about it: did you rinse it with water afterwards? And how did you let it dry? Did you let it dry inside the canister or did you take the film out in a darkroom and dried it with a fan or something?

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  7. blankcircles

    blankcircles

    yeah...can you explain the process of actually how to do it a little bit more? how do you put the coffee on it and when? and how long do you keep it in there? details!! the b&w looked so cool, I would love to try this effect.
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  8. gvelasco

    gvelasco

    Nice.

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  9. t82

    t82

    thanks a lot!
    hey @ceschot yes, i did rinse the cold water and i let the film dry (pulled out of the canister) for some hours over the heater in a dark room!
    first i boiled the coffee @blankcircles and i droped the film into the hot coffee in a cup for about 15-20 min.
    let me know about your results, or be free to post the link to your coffee-album down under.
    lomo on!

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  10. carlota_nonnumquam

    carlota_nonnumquam

    The photos are amazing, I'd really love to try it. Wy did you delete the photos from your LomoHome? :( They were so beautiful!

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  11. t82

    t82

    thanks a lot @carlota_nonnumquam

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