Film Crumbling


Handle your film with care. “Yeah right” Somapic said : ) as he eyed a brave roll of film on his table lying next to a film changing bag. A fan of unsharp and distorted images he decided to try something of his own: film crumbling!


  • Take the film out of the canister
  • Crumble it firmly but carefully
  • Each bend will cause distortion in your prints
  • Roll the film back up into the canister and start shooting!

written by somapic on 2009-02-26 #gear #tutorials #film #analogue #labrats #tipster


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  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    This happened to me during film processing at a lab. I was bummed at first thinking it would be hard to scan, but it actually turned out kind of cool.

  2. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    beautiful results, i've often thought of trying this, but never done so. it's so simple, yet yields great results!

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Looks like lightstreaks...really cool

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    ha ha, das wars also! :))) Muss mal versuchen... ;)

  5. somapic
    somapic ·

    @ vicuna - hätt ich den film wirklich meinen katzen überlassen wär nichtmehr genug davon zum entwickeln übriggeblieben :D

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice effect ! But I must confess I feel a bit sorry for the film...

  7. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    Love shot 10!

  8. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    taking it out and putting back in sounds difficult.. lol

  9. somapic
    somapic ·

    it´s just a little boring spooling it back - but next time i´ll try something....i´ll have my lc-a in that changing bag... that film rewinder also works with camera back open.

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