if you have been reading my blog you probably know i have been making chemical free photographs for a few years. you probably know i have designed and sold a handful of cameras that make chemical free photographs and you probably have seen handfuls of scans of these images. some are made on photo paper with a piece of film or object ontop of the paper, like either a contact print or a photogram ( or rayogram )
others have been made using a camera with the lens open for anywhere from 25 or 30minutes to a few hours. i’ve used paper i’ve coated myself with liquid emulsion glass i’ve coated and even metal plates … today i rummaged through my pile of film and film holders and i loaded a sheet of vericolor III into one of my self made cameras and exposed it for around an hour, maybe more, maybe less. the film was originally a pretty high iso (asa) film compared to paper. its iso 160 ( around there ) where paper is anywhere from iso 3 or 6 to maybe around 25 depending on the light.
i figured it wouldn’t need a ton of light to get a good exposure. i set the camera up and got a nice full contrast scene, some lights, some darks and some inbetween tones … i took the film out of the camera and scanned it
after i removed the tone in photoshop the image had a beautiful soft copper tone to it.
i have a lot of color film i can’t get processed so this will be a great way for me to use up my film.