Do you like double exposures with a partner? Do you like redscale film? Read on to learn about a cool trick my friend @istionojr taught me when we did doubles together recently!
istionojr and I have been friends on Lomography.com for a long time, but when he approached me awhile ago to do a film swap, I was excited and honored. I had a roll of generic 400 ISO color negative film I had shot and not developed, so I mailed it to him in Indonesia right away, but when he let me know he received it, he told me he was going to do something very cool with it that I had never thought of: he was going to double-redscale it. Essentially, he was going to do a DIY redscale conversion of the film I had shot and double expose through the back of the film. Nifty, right?
Essentially, all you need are the standard DIY redscale tools:
- A roll of film (in this instance, one your partner has shot normally)
- A darkroom bag or lightproof room or even a jacket you’ve turn inside-out
Shooting the first layer (the “front”) of the film should be done in accordance to the ISO rating of the film, and the redscale portion should be shot at about 2 stops less in order for the second exposure to compensate, just like you would your own DIY redscale film. So, in my case, the film I shot was 400 ISO in my ActionSampler, and istionojr shot it after redscaling it at 100 ISO in his Lomo LC-A+. I would recommend films from 200 ISO (50 ISO for second exposure) to 800 ISO (200 ISO for second exposure). Find yourself a partner and get double-redscaling! I think you’ll be pleased with the hybrid color/redscale results.