Distressing and Damaging negatives (3)

Further experiments in damaging negatives (continuing from previous) – this time with a candle. I was looking for smoke damage, but the result was melting and warping, leading to a break in the negative repaired by sellotape.


The resulting scans were interesting for different reasons, the smoke heat damage on a blank negative was very neutral, while the bleach damage was quite graphic – a similar effect as with the earlier experiments with bleach on photographic paper.

The damage to a negative with an image on produced a warp that is hard to describe, clearly damaged but not clear how it has happened when presented as an image.



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