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Photo story – Beauty from disaster by Louis SousaPhoto story – Beauty from disaster by Louis Sousa

Photo story – 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:

  1. Shoot a beautiful truck (in my case) with 35mm Kodak Ektar 100. The perfect film for brilliant blue.
  2. Sweat all over the film spool in the rubberized dark bag that you will later throw in the trash.
  3. The film should not successfully spool on to the development reel.
  4. Mar the film.
  5. Re-roll the film, sweat on it a bit more and add some fingerprints.
  6. Decide to use the closet. Cover the light leaks with towels.
  7. Muscle the film onto the development reel while in the closet, taking time to enjoy the comfort of the light leaks.
  8. Ensure the last 6 shots won’t spool on and cut them off in caged fury.
  9. Develop using a C-41.
  10. Cut the negative in the wrong place and you’re done!

 

 

Results time

Nikon FE2 - Unicolor C-41 kit - Nikon 28mm F/2 lens - Kodak Ektar 100

Nikon FE2 – Unicolor C-41 kit – Nikon 28mm F/2 lens – Kodak Ektar 100

 

 

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About The Author

Louis Sousa

I live in Bristol, Rhode Island and the sea is a big part of my life. I have sailed on it and swum in it and fished in it and it is the inspiration for much of my photography. At times I yearn for more variation, but its call yields solemnity to my complex life. I have 2 daughters and one wonderful and loving wife.

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  1. Nice experiment like the results.

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  2. Heh heh. Very good. How I can relate to most of that! Love your work, Louis.

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    • lasousa2015

      Thank you Rob I appreciate it.

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    • lasousa2015

      Michael thank you very much. It was a funny and ultimately rewarding experience.

      Reply

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