Rubbish Photos


I took inspiration from photographer Steven Gill, to create my own rubbish covered photos.

After looking at photographer’s Steven Gill’s work, I decided to try his technique out for myself, because I loved the results he got, and wanted to see if I could produce something similar.

image via Spehen Gill

He basically takes an old/cheap camera, and stuffs a load of found objects in it. Be it some plastic, leaves, a feather, etc. I took a basic 35mm point and shoot camera, and in the small section that the film ran over there was a small hollow box. It’s big enough to fit little bits and bobs in. I placed a small section of a sandwich bag that I had ripped up so it was slightly warped, three really small blue plastic beads, and then taped over with tape. Not only did this keep the bits escaping to other parts of the camera, but I thought it might produce some more texture on the finished photos.

I shot whilst in Brighton on a college trip, and used Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 EB/X135-36 CS Film, before Cross Processing it at my local Boots. The weather was pretty overcast, and it was mainly shot around midday, to late afternoon.

Here’s the results:

visit A Year of My Life for more of my photos :)

written by chlorophyll on 2011-11-18 #gear #tutorials #art #slide-film #camera #rubbish #tipster #modification #cross-process


  1. jojothemonkeyy
    jojothemonkeyy ·

    interesting results!

  2. wolkers
    wolkers ·

    Fantastic results!! I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. weaver
    weaver ·

    creative! and lovely results.

  4. dinospork
    dinospork ·

    Very interesting...I really like the effects from the beads. It would be cool to see some more variation in their position...I wonder what you could do to let them rattle around more.

  5. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Agree with @dinospork. Maybe if you string some beads up, not to tight, and get the thread stuck, then they move around a little.

  6. pzjo
    pzjo ·


  7. chlorophyll
    chlorophyll ·

    Thankyou :) I didn’t expect the beads to stick to the tape so much, but I’m trying it again with a few more beads and some glitter, but this time I have covered the tape with a tinted piece of plastic, so the beads shouldn’t stick and so rattle around a bit more, I’ll post the results once they’re done :)

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