During a shoot in January 2020, I suggested to Christina and Zoe that we do an intentional roll of Kodak 5222 B&W film as double exposures using one of my favorite 35mm film cameras, the Pentax LX. The LX was a special camera when it first came out back in the early 80’s as it had several features that most other cameras at the time didn’t have. One of those features was a very precise rewind mechanism that allows the photographer to rewind to a specific frame and do double exposures.
When I suggested we use this feature, I didn’t keep track of what we shot the first time around on the roll, I just shot it as I normally would, then rewound the entire roll back to -0- and we shot it again, just hoping for a couple of good frames.
When I developed this roll and scanned it, I was initially disappointed as most of the images just look jumbled and visual nonsense. I left the scans and moved on to other shoots.
But looking back through them a month later, I’m surprised at my initial reaction.
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