Send Your Film Through the Dishwasher For Easy Instagram-Like Effects

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Photographer Tom Welland still enjoys shooting and experimenting with actual film, and recently he discovered that putting a fresh roll through the dishwasher resulted in beautiful, Instagram-like distressed results. Which is ironic given everyone uses Instagram for film-like results.

The process involves removing the film from its canister, running it through a dishwasher cycle, leaving it for a couple of days, blowdrying it in a dark room, and then rolling it back up and shooting.

He cautions against passing them through a commercial lab, though, since the added chemicals could mess up its developing solutions. So if you want to attempt a similar experiment, keep it DIY all the way. [Tom Welland via PetaPixel]

Photos: Tom Welland