April 3, 2014

Two Wolves


I shot this image of the band Two Wolves with my Lowel hot light set, and wanted rough grain so I exposed the film at 6400 ISO. I really wanted some straight photo funk to pop out, so I massively overdeveloped it using D-76 at a 1:1 ratio, 125degrees, and developed at 12 minutes. That’s how the blacks in the motorcycle tires got all muddled and the edges look flashed. The film base itself isn’t doesn’t have a visible edge between the image and the area blocked by the film holder.┬áIts definitely not an exact science when you are purposefully damaging film for the effect, but with a lot of practice under my belt, I can hit that nail blindfolded.

I scanned this in and the only touching up I needed to do was set the black and white points where I wanted them, remove a couple pieces of dust that weren’t where I wanted them, and layer another previously destroyed scanned in negative just for the texture. I would have done it all in the darkroom and made some sweet silver prints, but I don’t have the space to set up my darkroom right now. That will be hopefully be happening in a few months though!

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