Sunday, June 26, 2011

Let's do the dishwasher!

A few nights ago I found an article on Cool Girls Shoot Film about Kristian Jalonen's Dishwasher Analog Experiment which, from what I experienced, melts film's emulsion and allows it to move around on the strip. Jalonen suggests trying it with slide film which produces beautiful, bright colors but all I had was regular ol' 35mm so I just used that.

Here is how you "do the dishwasher":

1. Put the film through a normal cycle in your dishwasher.

2. Once the cycle is complete, put the film under cold running water. * I just soaked mine in a bowl of ice water

3. Pull the film from its canister (in total darkness) and dry it with a hair dryer for 10 minutes. *I used the cool setting which seemed to work better.

4. Roll the film back into the canister and start shooting.

I originally forgot to take the film out of the dishwasher so I added a step between 1 & 2 (step 1.5) in which I boiled my film in a pot of water. I'm going to try again tonight and move the film from the dishwasher straight to the ice water and see what that does. Here are a few images from my first try.

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American Flag...but you already knew that.


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Me + Mom. See how serious we are?




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