Film Swap (part I) – Edinburgh vs São Paulo

A while ago Karla (from holgarithms) got in touch with me and suggested a film swap. At the time I didn’t know what she meant but she soon explained and I thought it was a great idea. For those who dont know what this is, one person shoots a roll of film and then rewinds it and sends it to the other. They shoot over the top of the other persons film and then develop it and see what lady luck has given them.

I think we did pretty well (or got pretty lucky…). It is pretty amazing to think that the photographs were taken half the world away (Karla lives in São Paulo) from each other and traveled all that way and even survived the postal strike!

The whole set is here. Karlas blog is here and her flickr stream is here.

There is more to come, Karla also shot a half frame roll by masking off one side of the frame with cardboard. When I get a chance (hopefully next weekend) I will mask off the other side and ahoot away! I am looking forward to seeing what we got. Details on how Karla did this here.

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4 Responses to “Film Swap (part I) – Edinburgh vs São Paulo”

  1. Klo Says:

    I think we accomplished our mission pretty well!

  2. Karla Says:

    send me the filessss!

  3. Phil Says:

    That is such a cool idea, the results are amazing. I love the last shot.
    You’ve kept very quiet about this blog by the way, I remember you saying a while back about starting one up. Bookmarked! 🙂

  4. motleycollection Says:

    Karla – sorry about the delay! I sent them but you didnt get them for some reason. I still have not shot the half frame film but I will make sure to do it next weekend!

    Phil – cheers! Karla gets all the credit for the idea! We are also doing a half frame thing – Karla masked of one half of the film with cardboard. I am going to mask off the other side and so we will get Sao Paulo and Edinburgh side by side.

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