back, waaay back

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

 

long exposed film

 

after i removed the tone in photoshop the image had a beautiful soft copper tone to it.

inverted, desaturated contrast-tweaked and a little brownish tone added

 

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.

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