Thursday, February 12, 2009

Negative Girl

When developing your own film, you end up with three or four inches of unexposed film. This extra film is trimmed off and discarded when cutting the negatives into useable strips of four or five. However for some reason I decided to save these scraps to use for messing around.
Here is one way that I used a scrap piece of film. I drew the image on the shiny side of the film with black ball point pen. I used an exacto knife to scratch in the design on the not shiny side of the film. This image was loaded into a color enlarger and printed onto color photo paper.
I made this years ago now, but I still really like the image. I think I did other drawings on film and did the same thing, but this one had the best result.

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