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Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

Some people that know me know that I am fascinated by old toy cameras.  I do not yet have any, nor do I have a darkroom to play in.  That will have to wait until we are settled in one place permanently.  We currently rent a home and will not be in a place of our own until our house in Missouri is sold.

In the meantime, I have been reading, learning, and fiddling a bit and attempted my first "lomo-izing" of one of my pics from the Denver Botanical Gardens.  (Yes, I do have pics other than from there.  These are just so easy to snag because they are on my hard drive instead of on my external drive.)

This is an attempt at a combination of toy camera and cross processing.  Some photographers would take pics on film for a camera or slides and have it processed in chemicals meant for developing a different type of film.  That is cross processing.  Still, others will take perfectly good film and destroy it prior to putting in their camera.  They dip it into various chemicals and/or liquids, scratch it, all sorts of creative destructions.  When they shoot they will sometimes load it to intentionally get crazy double exposures.  I even read a photo blog where a photographer shot the roll of film, took it out, and then put it back in either upside down or backwards.  It is all about the surprise of the results.  Not having complete control of the creative process.

Yes, that sort of lunacy absolutely fascinates me.  I can not wait to join the ranks of the photographically deranged.

Here is my toy camera, cross processed before and after for you viewing contemplation.



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