Sunday, 2 December 2012

The Lomo Experiment: No.1

I recently introduced you to Diana. My new bestest friend! She goes with me everywhere. So expect to be inundated with Lomography shots of the coming months - the good, the bad and the ugly - the lot of them! It's been so much fun playing with real film once again, so old school! And the feeling of suspense and anticipation (and nerves!) as we waited for the film to be developed is something I haven't felt in years!

The first stage of the experiment was rather less than successful (understatement). Of the 36 regular exposure film (that's a potential 72 exposures on the portrait setting. Math), we got SIX working exposures. Not sure exactly what the problem was here, but one thing was clear - the film tore at some point - either when we were winding forwards or back. Ah, the highs and lows of real film! Also, having not intentionally made any double exposures at this stage, we ended up with photos exposed more than just twice, the max I could see in one pic was four! And I'm sure there are actually more...

But despite these issues we got some goodies, that's for sure. The effects are remarkable (read trippy). Take a peek at the pics below and let me know what you think. (Given we only got so few pics I haven't even been selective, no need!) Just to note - these are completely unadulterated, straight from the original film!

This first is my favourite - despite the FOUR exposures, the composition really works and the colours are fab! I also love the way the two images blend into each other.

Another slightly spooky number here. Love the fact I'm in it twice!! hehe
P.s. How cool is the pink flash in one of the exposures in the right side?! If only all cameras had different coloured flashes! (In my dream world they might be compulsory!)

These are lovely - all the girls looking gorgeous. :)

This one is very spooky, almost ghostly! Mwaaahhaahaaha!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, you seem to be having a lot of fun with ur new camera, the effects - whether intended or not are quite4 amazing. Just love the surprise element too !

    Wouldn't it be fabulous if we could really be two people and be at different places at the same time - magical. . . x