An accidental throwback (II)

July 22, 2017 |

I finished scanning and editing the rest of  this year’s most surprising photography project so far.

All of the images display a quite interesting mix of several layers:

Layer 1 – Distorted blotches and spots thanks to soaking the film for several days in what I believe was regular household cleaner.

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Layer 2 – Apparently I then loaded my Nimslo with aforementioned film, took it to Amsterdam and shot some 3D pictures of a girlfriend weekend in early 2015. The Nimslo captures half-frames, so each frame gives you 2 split photos.

Having shot the entire film roll, I manually rewound it and then stored it in my backpack in order to take it to the lab. Due to not fully rewinding it though, it looked like a brandnew film roll which I then, back home, stacked in my shelf of unused films, while being sad and convinced that I had lost my fabulous roll of 3D photos at Schiphol’s security check.

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Layer 3 – 2 years later, @sugarraybanister and I had the brilliant idea of meeting up in my hometown in order to photographically explore its subjective urban beauty. I grabbed a couple of film rolls to capture the concrete jungle in analog photos with my Nikon F55. Having completely forgotten about its existence, this film roll here was one of them.

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The result: Random full-frame urban scenery layering the previous half-frame Amsterdam shots layering the kitchen cleaner blotches. Each photo, each frame has its very own features that stand out, and with every glance I seem to discover a new detail.

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It’s just a huge psychedelic dream scenario accidentally captured on 35mm. But I enjoy this tremendously!

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