A few months ago, I started scanning all my photographs and negatives on film. First and foremost to have a backup, secondly to be able to share these moments of the past with friends and family. A lot got lost in the past 35 (and more) years. There were a lot of photographs without negatives and now and then I found images that I had never seen before! Like this one above. I guess this went already wrong somewhere in the ’90s – but seeing this effect immediately made me curious about other possibilities in the digital space.
So instead of ignoring all the dark, scratched or otherwise destroyed film, I scanned all of it. It took me hours. Hours to scan scratches and duts haha!
When dragging this film onto digital images, you get all sorts of fun effects. And in a way, I like it that destroyed moments of the past get a new life in the present.