Bored of the clean and lean photos you get from rolls of film? Here’s how to add cool textures to them.
Find a subject that has cool interesting patterns, for example the one I used was a piece of wooden board with wavy visible pattern. Firstly, finish the entire roll of film by shooting the same subject (ie. the wooden board). Do rotate and change the ‘composition’ once in a while to get more random patterns. Once that is done … tada~ … you have now a cool roll of ‘empty’ film with textures waiting for its second layer! Do not be afraid to experiment with other subjects with textures, it could be a tree trunk, a brick wall … or even the palm of your hand. You’ll never know what cool results the two exposures will bring you. Have fun!
If you dig the hits of artists such as The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Nirvana, U2, Depeche Mode, Metallica and LL Cool J, look into some of the Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn's creative catologue of musician portraits here in Lomography.
There are many advantages to scanning your own film: it is cost-effective, you get to control the output, and you're able to scan special formats that most film labs aren't capable of. If you're new to film scanning, here are a few tips to get you started.
In this digital age, more and more photographers and filmmakers are getting charmed by technologies of the past. Those who prefer working with a tangible medium move from manipulating pixels to tinkering with vintage film cameras. Film director and scriptwriter Jan Okulicz-Kozaryn is one of them.