My negatives from my last batch of film have been altered, and they look pretty interesting! I’d say they definitely add more dream elements. Or surreal elements. Whatever. Check them out:
I’m pretty pleased with these. The option of altering negatives is a good one, because I was able to make the photos that I didn’t like very much (or just weren’t good compositionally/content/justplainugly.) I’m a huge fan of the ghost sequins and the inverted Lisa Frank stickers. The former looks straight from some bad acid trip.
Well, now I have a new hobby. Oops.
I have an assignment for next week where I have to think about how I’m going to alter the negatives while I’m shooting- so, I’m shooting to alter. Pretty pumped~
If you have access to a film scanner, try this out! You can use just about anything. I used nail polish, glue, tape, a hole punch, thread, I used a needle to scratch at the emulsion, and colored pens and sequins. Oh, and a fortune from a fortune cookie I’ve been keeping around for probably more than a year now.
I’m not a hoarder.
So, yeah. Happy Shooting!
P.S.- Fun story about the ghost one. When I was little I had really awful nightmares, so my mom got me a dream catcher. It worked for a while until one night I had a really awful nightmare. When I woke up the next day, the dream catcher was in pieces on the floor. Spooky.