International Pinhole Infrared Film Swap (Barcelona-Anseong)
I recently participated in an international film swap with Patrick Bresnahan a US native living in South Korea. Some time ago I discovered Kodak Ektachrome IR film through his wonderful photography work, I think you should take a look at it.
If you’re not familiar with film swapping, let me fill you in. Basically, a roll of film will be taken by one photographer in one location. The film is then rewound back to frame one, the beginning. From there, the roll of film will be sent to another photographer in a different location. He or she will then proceed to load it up and take some pictures, thereby double exposing the film. The results are totally unpredictable. It’s quite exciting, especially when the shots turn out well.
Of the 8 pictures we got on the roll (6×9 on medium format film ), these 4 are Patrick’s favorites. Despite doing very little planning, and not knowing beforehand what the other one captured, we somehow managed to get some pleasing double exposures.
These four pictures were taken with two different pinhole cameras (my 8banners and Patrick’s Holga Pinhole Wide) in two different locations – Barcelona, Spain and Anseong, South Korea. The photos were captured with expired (3 / 2013) Efke IR 820 black and white infrared film, Hoya R72 filtered and personally developed by Patrick in the darkroom with stock D76. I hope you enjoy our results. We’ll be doing this again in the near future, only next time it’ll be 6×6 format and with cameras that actually have lenses. Enjoy!