A couple of blog posts ago I mentioned I'd been working on a film swap project. The idea of which was to collaborate with other film photography enthusiasts around the world by swapping exposed films with each other and then shooting over the top of each others films to see what surprising results we come up with. The project is still on going but I thought I'd share some of the results so far.
The first roll was a collaboration with Anneliese Hanson from Minneapolis, using Lomochrome Turquoise. Anneliese shot her side of the film in California on a plastic Holga medium format camera. She shot the roll upside down while masking half the lens. I re-shot the film on a plastic Diana camera the right way round masking the other side of the lens. Here's a few of the results from that roll.
My next swap was with Kathleen Hellmer from Lägerdorf, Germany. Our roll was 35mm cross processed slide film. Kathleen shot her part on the German coast while I shot mainly macro images of plants and flowers. Our frames didn't match up so the images worked best cropped as panoramas.
My next swap was with Alexander Timm from Berlin. We used some expired 35mm Kodak Panther slide film. I shot my side on a Nikon FM2 with a lensbaby lens attached. When I sent the film over to Alexander, he put the film through a Pentacon Six medium format camera in order to expose the sprocket holes. The film was cross processed which gave it a nice bluey purple look.
That's a taster of the project so far. I have more collaborations planned with photographers from Australia, Canada and the US in the pipeline, the results of which will show up here at some point in the future (if they're any good!).