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so what happened is this – my flatmate found a 1950s hanimex holiday 35 that belonged to his grandfather and had a broken aperture ring and a mouldy lens and gave it to me. i stuck some expired 400iso kodak film in it, shot a reel, then, just to raise the stakes higher, had it cross processed c41 to e6 which isn’t the best way round to go. and guess what? all the pictures are crap.


35mm, 35mmmm, cross, process, rubbish, wimmera

Hello, I have no idea what I am doing.

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  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    On the contrary – this has a super timeless feel, you can’t invent these tones even if you tried! Great result!!!

  • peaberry
    peaberryover 7 years ago

    No, definitely not crap! I agree with Paul, it does have a super timeless feel.

  • aaria
    aariaover 7 years ago

    absolutely love this, oneton. so exciting when amazing results come about by breaking the rules!

  • mantahay
    mantahayover 7 years ago

    this is pretty cool … has a great feel to it

  • MargaretC
    MargaretCabout 6 years ago

    firstly I love your film photography (especially where you used the holga in black and white!)

    secondly I wanted to ask for some advice: I have been given a bunch of old cameras that have been collecting dust for many decades, and I was wondering if you had to get ones like them proffesionally cleaned before giving them a go? Also have you tried using old cameras any other times- and if so did you find it a success? I suspect it may be better worth my time to stick to my lomos…

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

  • Personally I have never got anything professionally cleaned. I enjoy randomness and I’m not a professional photographer so the results rarely matter much. I do often use old cameras, usually with expired film, and the results are always hit and miss, just like with the Holga, but I think that’s what I love about it.

    No idea if that is helpful.

    – onetonshadow

  • MargaretC
    MargaretCabout 6 years ago

    Thanks for the reply! I might give one of them a go in their current condition and see how it goes…

    haha i just noticed u even tagged this “rubbish”, funny ;)

  • distortion
    distortionabout 6 years ago

    Ok. You win. Best image on RB so far. Colors are… #€"4, what colors?

    I imagine the world may look like this if you wake up drunk in the street at 4 AM with a major headache… -Where am I?

  • Holy crap, best image so far? How many portfolios have you been through? Just mine?

    You’ll find better. Cheers though.

    – onetonshadow

  • oliverfoto
    oliverfotoabout 6 years ago

    all you needed was a poke in the eye with a burnt stick and it would have been poifect!

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 5 years ago

    this works a goddamn treat! have always wanted to try the opposite cross processing… I am now inspired to do so! thank you

  • Melissa Drummond
    Melissa Drummondabout 4 years ago

    hahaha….I don’t think it’s crap. Looks cool to me.

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