Tuesday, November 04, 2014

double exposure project: two cameras, two continents, two views of the world, one roll of film












i am ashamed to say that back in 2011, the wonderful marinik and i exchanged a roll of film. i'm ashamed to say it because although i put it in my camera almost upon receipt of it, i didn't develop it until a couple of weeks ago when i was in new york. life intervened, film developing places became scarce and untrustworthy and so i sat on that film for ages. ages developed into years. i think 4 of them, to be exact. but oh my, was it worth the wait. there is a special kind of serendipitous magic that happens in these double exposure projects. you load the film into your camera, having no idea what has already been done with that film. and while not every photo is magical, some of them are. and it makes you want to do it again.

so if any of you would like to exchange a roll of 35mm film that you've sent through your camera with me (be careful when you rewind, because i'll need that tail to be exposed so i can put it through my camera too), just let me know in the comments. we're going to do this again. this is the kind of magic we need in our lives. and by we i mean me. but i also mean you. let's co-create something, baby.

8 comments:

Shelly Corbett said...

I would be totally down for such a magical endeavor, yet I believe I find myself without access to a film camera. (I probably should be ashamed to admit that.) I loved the results of this project ...beautiful indeed!

Feisty Harriet said...

I am swooning. I love love love that lilly (?) ship photo. So beautiful!

xox

rayfamily said...

These are amazingly gorgeous!! I have my dad's old canon. Let me get a roll of film and see if I can get that baby functional again. Fingers crossed....I'll let you know! :)

Cyndy said...

I'd love to do, especially if we could meet in NYC again to have them developed! Who knew then that's what you were working on ~ and had to wait an extra two days to see!

My mother was infamous for her double exposure pictures. She would forget that she had rewound the film and would take a second round. One such time was my wedding rehearsal. (Not too an important event, right?!?) Turns out those pictures double exposed with photos that she took at a garden party in Baltimore. The photos have "ghost" images of ladies with baskets of flowers standing next to us in the church. It was actually very cool...

Will pull out my old film cameras in honor of such great serendipity for both of us!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

You tempt me to put film in my old Olympus!AriadnefromGreece!

Sandra said...

Absolutely beautiful!

miniARTtour said...

looks so great Jul .. wonderful

inna karenina said...

These are amazing.
I'd love to do that, too!