Space Photo

Made with Lumia Technique

Here is an example of a photograph that used a "lumia box" photo as one of its elements. These photos were made in the days before Photoshop or The GIMP, so I used a technique called slide sandwiching. The image of the "spacecraft" was made by cutting a spacecraft mask into a piece of aluminum foil using a sharp X-acto knife. The foil was taped over the opening of my Canon A-1 35 mm SLR camera with its lens removed. The camera was loaded with Ektachrome film and pointed at a mass of Christmas lights. The film was later developed in C-22 chemistry (now obsolete) to produce a negative image without the orange tint to it. Today, as I said, you could just digitize an image and make it negative using GIMP. Or simply combine positive images digitally.

The image, colors on a clear background, was sandwiched with another negative image that was created by shooting through a large lens that was tilted to give a curved, distorted image of a television set (shot in a darkened room).

The two negative images were sandwiched together and copied onto Ektachrome, which was again developed as a negative, giving the final result.


More Experimental Photography. Copyright © 1998-2016 Brian W. Rich. Updated 08 January 2016
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