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Seeing Double

This was sort of an accident, at the end of a roll, I knew I was out of shots but shot it anyhow and ended up with these two overlapping images that I combined to get this. It was shot with slide film processed in C-41 hints the weird colors. Also, I’ve been thinking about the whole cleaning up these horrible scans of my photos and getting rid of dust and the annoying horizontal lines that appear. Anyone following along knows I have been fighting this for some time now and I think in the end these sorts of things add to the digital version of the analogue images, like these imperfections bring back some of the reality to the process they were captured with. Its also interesting the difference between the scanned version and the actual print. Sorry, just rambling a bit.

I have a couple desktops from the 5D that I took while I was at the ocean and they are nice and pretty and whatnot and hopefully I will add them here soon! I know things have been slow but as always, I have to push my time around to get everything I want to do done in a day. Thanks for your patience between my postings! Till next time then.. hopefully sooner than later.


  1. steven - April 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    love this shot, may have been an accident on your part but it was meant to happen and it turned out great as with all your other photos

  2. Aaron - April 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Really nice work. It looks like the line divides the image into two separate scenes. Your work’s a real inspiration.

  3. Neil - April 11, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Lovely work, nice colours. I look forward to the desktops with the 5D too.

    i’m no expert but when I get my film scanned I just get them to burn it on CD for me, it comes out quite well and takes the hassle out of it, the frustration is when you are only processing one roll, it’s better to do a few rolls at the same time and get them all on CD I reckon.

  4. john - April 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the comments, glad you all enjoyed the image! I nearly forgot about this one and that I wanted to combine them like this.

    As for the scanning, yeah I have tried the photo place scanning but its really pretty horrible quality and at really low resolutions. Its a shame its the only decent place in this city that develops color film… and its in threat of bankruptcy. oh well. eventually, hopefully, if I can get my act together I will be able to get a negative scanner I hope.. but that is quite a few thousand dollars out of the way at the moment sooooooo… yep.

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