scan from film negative

‘new works #10, 2014.’

(scanned 29/06/14)

35 mm scanned film negative.

This image is from a series of experimentations with failed film negatives, acetone and watercolour. In these experiments I cut up previously effected negatives (by acetone and watercolour), doubled up/overlapped film in the scanner, and did some photoshop manipulation of exposure, brightness, contrast etc. Often the scanner produced unexpected results, which was very exciting and dare I say ‘collaborative!’.

new works #9, Feb 2015.’

(scanned 06/02/15)

35 mm scanned film negative.

This image is from a series of experimentations with failed film negatives,  acetone, watercolour and other instruments found in the studio. In these experiments I manipulated the film negative with what ever found objects were at hand, then further effected them with the application of  acetone or/and watercolour. These were then scanned and some photoshop manipulation was done (of exposure, brightness, contrast etc).

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It is no secret I Love Gray-Cards’ inclusive photographic events.. For their fun year end Top 5 extravaganza, I thought I would do something different and share five of my favourite film photos from this year. I love film and need to shoot more. Because developing film is expensive,  I have found that it has made me a better photographer as I need to make each shot count! I love the slow process of waiting to shoot the whole roll and then waiting for it to e developed before you get to see the results. Sometimes I forget what I have shot and get a pleasant surprise when the film comes back!

Here are the descriptions for my images.

Thanks Gray-Card and keep up the great work!

matthew.

1- ‘Flowers at Fed Square'  (late 2013)

35 mm film photography (Kodak Etkar). Scanned negative

2- 'new works #07, 2014.'  (scanned 29/06/14)

35 mm scanned film negative.

This image is from a series of experimentations with failed film negatives, acetone and watercolour. In these experiments I cut up previously effected negatives (by acetone and watercolour), doubled up/overlapped film in the scanner, and did some photoshop manipulation of exposure, brightness, contrast etc. Often the scanner produced unexpected results, which was very exciting and dare I say ‘collaborative!’.

3'Melbourne Skyline'  (early 2014)

35 mm Film photography (Kodak Ektar). Scanned negative.

4- 'Life in the margins’   

 (early 2014)…in all of its raw and dusty glory!

35 mm Film photography (Ilford FP4 plus). Scanned negative.

5- 'Negative space #15'  18/05/2014

35 mm scanned film negative.

Thank you to Thierry Facon, for often reminding and encouraging me to get into my studio and experiment! This image is from a series of images where I experimented with failed film negatives, using acetone and watercolour.