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What Else Can You Do with Lactase?

A few months ago, I thought I had an intolerance against the milk sugar lactose. I got stomach aches every time I ate something with milk in it so I used lactase to prevent it. But when I consulted a doctor to be tested, they said it was something else.

Some time later, the aches were gone and I forgot that I have stored the lactase in my bathroom until I cleaned my medicine cabinet.

“Why should I throw them away?” I thought, and had the idea to make an experiment with some film stuff.

Photo by pasadena85

The lactase medicine was expired months ago but the package was still half-full so I decided to make a lactase film soup:

My recipe:

  • Boil some water.
  • Take the lactase and dissolve it in water.
  • Leave the film soup to cool down.

After cooling down, put your film in the soup or vice versa – the soup in the film canister and leave it there for a few hours.

If you don’t like to wait any longer, you need to find a way to dry your film. I did the drying part it in a special way. First, I put the film in a really cold freezer after which I let it out in the air to dry.

Voila, you are now free to load your camera with the film and make some nice photos.

I made some lactase soup film and shot with my Holga 135 and the macro lenses:

The results are very different, sometimes the results are very weak…

…but sometimes the effects are very strong…

While some pictures are very abstract…

I’m very happy with this photo since it wasn’t destroyed.

You can find more photos in my album._

written by pasadena85 and translated by juflo


  1. pasadena85


    @juflo: thank you for translating it !

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  2. bsdunek


    Cool! I like the last one best.

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  3. pasadena85


    @bsdunek: thanks !

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