Photostory – Beauty from disaster by Louis Sousa
I’ll keep this short.
I’d like to present a ten-step process that may help you to obtain beauty from disaster (as I did below). They are as follows:
- Shoot a beautiful truck (in my case) with 35mm Kodak Ektar 100. The perfect film for brilliant blue.
- Sweat all over the film spool in the rubberized dark bag that you will later throw in the trash.
- The film should not successfully spool on to the development reel.
- Mar the film.
- Re-roll the film, sweat on it a bit more and add some fingerprints.
- Decide to use the closet. Cover the light leaks with towels.
- Muscle the film onto the development reel while in the closet, taking time to enjoy the comfort of the light leaks.
- Ensure the last 6 shots won’t spool on and cut them off in caged fury.
- Develop using a C-41.
- Cut the negative in the wrong place and you’re done!
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