Anyone looking for an easy way to quickly and conveniently manipulate his 35mm so that it delivers the craziest and most unpredictable color effects should try this easy tipster!
Since I started my journey with Lomography, it always fascinated me how easy it is to create great effects with simple means and inexpensive films. One day I was standing in the kitchen and wanted to make noodles for dinner but when I saw the water boiling on the stove, I unceremoniously threw two films into the boiling water instead of adding salt and pasta. When the first film was developed, I was absolutely thrilled!
The results and implementation were so impressive! It’s also suitable for anyone who can transform his bathroom (for example) into a darkroom. It’s also super fun and is easy to do even for beginners.
Here’s what you need:
- A stove
- A cooking pot
- Hair dryer
- A darkroom
- And any number of unexposed films
I used the 200 and 400 ISO Rossmann and dm films because they have specially good colors but generally any 35mm film can be used.
1. First, water is brought to a boil using the cooking pot.
2. You add the 35 mm films to the boiling water unwrapped and without film canister. Let them boil for 10 minutes.
3. Then in the darkroom, unroll the boiled film and dry them with a hair dryer and then rolled them up again.
Finally, a few notes: The film deforms due to the heat and is then no longer a “standard” roll of 35mm film. This can restrict the use of some cameras the LC-A, for example. Because of moisture left in the film cartridge, the film may stick to itself. I therefore recommend you let the film rest for some days and unroll it and then roll it up again in the darkroom before using.