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Vintage Doubles: Old Black and White Pictures with Color on Top

Many Lomographers love ‘film-swap’, a sort of 'Lomographic discipline' involving two or more Lomographers who perform double exposures to cross the oceans. But perhaps none of you have ever made a ‘double’ traveling back in time. Read on to find out how it is possible.

Photo by stepi

Almost everybody has some old black and white family photos at home, lost in a trunk or in a dusty attic, showing your parents or even your grandparents when they were young. Well, it’s time to take them out! I picked some of these pictures and I used them for this unusual tipster.

The steps are simple:

  1. Load a color film in your camera (I used a Kodak Color Plus 200 film loaded into a Nikon F70)
  2. Take the entire film shooting the black and white pictures.
  3. Rewind the film.
  4. Reshoot. (I chose nature as subjects for this phase).

Here’s what happened:

As you would expect from lomographies, the results are very striking and unpredictable. Now just have fun experimenting with other combinations and think of ways to bring life and color to old black and white photos!

written by stepi and translated by stepi

25 comments

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

    That's a great tipster! :)

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  2. vicuna

    vicuna

    cool idea! :)

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  3. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    greaaaat! :D

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  4. antoniodezner

    antoniodezner

    wow! the idea is amazing! this is one of my favorite tipsters!

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  5. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    A nice way to pay tribute to family and loved ones! :)

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  6. boredbone

    boredbone

    like it. the so many ways of enjoying double exposure

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  7. boredbone

    boredbone

    like it. the so many ways of enjoying double exposure

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  8. stepi

    stepi

    @boredbone @tallgrrlrocks @antoniodezner @vicuna @saidseni I'm very happy you enjoyed it! Thaaanks! :)

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  9. ginny

    ginny

    Fantastic idea!

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  10. carlota_nonnumquam

    carlota_nonnumquam

    Great tip! I can't wait to try it!

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  11. placidcasua1

    placidcasua1

    really neat result!

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  12. mrmostarr

    mrmostarr

    very thoughtfull

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  13. finsterbach

    Amazing idea! Love the outcome.
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  14. hanibale

    hanibale

    nice

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  15. zezefan

    zezefan

    woooooooooooooooo.....

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  16. dearjme

    dearjme

    very romantic!

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  17. yokekei

    yokekei

    nice... will try this

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  18. reginachew

    for double exposure photos, should we take the second time with brighter situation/ more sunny day? or should vice versa?

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  19. reginachew

    btw, thanks for sharing this tipster! it gimme a new idea for double exposure photos! ^.^

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  20. jeffr

    jeffr

    cool idea

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  21. twiggapleez

    twiggapleez

    What a creative idea! I'm helping my mom with our genealogy and I've got boxes of old photos sitting at home right now, so I *have* to try this.
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  22. stepi

    stepi

    @ginny carlota_nonnumquam @placidcasua1 @mrmostarr @finsterbach @hanibale @zezefan @dearjme @yokekei @jeffr @twiggapleez Thanks a lot! you very kind! :)

    @reginachew I usually underexpose a little bit the first shot! ;)

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  23. stepi

    stepi

    @carlota_nonnumquam Thanks! :)

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  24. reginachew

    Thanks for ur tips! =)

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  25. melonhead

    melonhead

    I'm gonna have to try this!

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The original version of this article is written in: Italiano. It is also available in: Français, ภาษาไทย, Deutsch & Spanish.