Having promised myself to be more adventurous in my film exploits this year, I decided to subject one of my films to the “detergent wash” solution.
I wanted to try and see what photo effects I would get after reading an old Tipster article “Do the Dishwasher.” Since we don’t have a dishwasher at home, I just improvised with laundry detergent.
Here’s what happened. I used an Olympus XA3 with an expired Kodak 400 film. After going out and shooting the entire roll, I mixed half a cup of detergent in 2 cups of water. Put in the exposed film and stir for a while. I left my film in there for 5 hours. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.
Look at the results:
I didn’t have enough time to dry out the film completely. I tried to dry it out using a hair dryer while unrolled in a changing bag but it was still a little sticky when I tried to roll it back in, which may account for some of the shots having “blacked out” spots.
I’d definitely try to do this again sometime! How about you? Do you have any other “mixtures” that may bring out interesting results?
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