It’s In The Bag!
Vivitar 35 mm camera wrapped in sandwich plastic bag, w/ expired Fujicolor Superia x-tra 400 ISO
Yesterday I tried making pictures with my camera wrapped in a plastic sandwich baggie. I put the entire camera in a sandwich bag and I just poked my finger in the open side of the baggie and clicked the button. Easy Peasy. I didn’t want to tape the plastic onto the camera because I also wanted to make “comparison” pics of the same scene without the plastic. (but taping would be helpful if you wanted to run an entire roll with the plastic over the lens) I thought the images would be more blurry than they turned out. I enjoy the way the light is altered by the plastic…the whites are hazy and the contrast played down…the reflections are very inviting…
I used to try so hard to get sharp and super crisp images with my digital SLR…but since returning to film last year, I have barely touched my digital… it just isn’t any fun knowing exactly what your image is going to look like. I prefer more excitement. I have not tried any of the film soups yet, but I have some drying right now. I can’t wait to test out the rolls!
I am submitting my first (small) batch of images I took yesterday. I don’t know if you already have baggie experiments posted (I didn’t see any) on your site, but hopefully you can use mine if you like them.
I will definitely be making more images using the baggie. I love the way they came out.
I used a plastic Vivitar 35 mm camera (I bought at a thrift store) and expired Fujifilm/Fujicolor Superia x-tra 400 ISO / 24 exposure 35 mm color film. I got the roll developed like normal from my favorite photo lab.
I know the film was expired because I get it from a local junk store and almost all of their film is expired. (And I make sure to get only the expired ones.)
p/s: in the comparison images, the one on the left is the regular image and the one on the right is the baggie image. The chandelier pic was originally color, and I changed it to black and white because I like it better that way.
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