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July 11, 2008
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Laria by orjatar-321 Laria by orjatar-321
scanners suck lol

haha wow! :D wel i didnt expect this to be so popular :D lol

the reason "scanners suck" by the way is beacuse when i tried to scan this on to my computer ( me being not so good with technology) kept doing it wrong the first time i tried to scan it i had the print the wrong way round :giggle:

Also if you look closely there is a faint blue line across the picture from teh scanner! hmmmm i did explain to a few people before i got the DD that it was a compleate accident that the shot is how it is... again as im a total idiot exposed the wrong side of the paper and then turned it over and did it again ... and i have been told that i should own up to it being a mistake but ohh well :giggle:
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Given 2008-09-18
In the artist's words, "scanners suck," but it is clear that traditional processes do not. Laria by *orjatar-321 demonstrates the unique and vintage aesthetic that film can sometimes yield. The suggester said, "It takes a second look to really get it at first--it plays a mind trick on you and makes you consider it. And even after you figure the picture out a little, it still begs the question 'now, what is happening here?' Additionally, the fact that it's scanned doesn't hurt it, but somehow adds to the surreal quality of the image." ( Suggested by StaticFactory and Featured by opioid )
tamigabriely Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its amazing how a mistake can turn out so great!
alliejandro Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Photographer
what camera did you use?? i love this!
orjatar-321 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
An olympus OM20
BeautifulJune10 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This is fantastic! I found this via a google search for darkroom. I at first thought it was a double exposure..

But you said you exposed the wrong side of the paper? Do you mean the non-reactive side? And what gave you the effect of having the double image on top? The error in the darkroom, or with the scanner?

I am currently working with film, and I am trying to figure out new, different ways of using enlarger and such... let me know anything else, if you are willing to share... this is just an amazing image... I stared at it for a long time!

Thank you, and nice work! Even if it was a mistake
orjatar-321 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thankyou :), it was an error in the darkroom, I exposed the backside of the back paper (non reactive side) and then when i realized my error i just flipped it over and exposed the right side not really thinking that the 1st exposure would have had an effect, this was one of the 1st times I ever used the darkroom.

What kinds of things do you want to know, I'm not a pro but i have a fair bit of experience in the darkroom b+w and colour xx
Fraulyne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
orjatar-321 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
Virg-inwater Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
yum. such a quiet looking pic, just kinda pulls you in.
JackyRamone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Photographer
beauty, if there is such a thing, comes always unexpectedly =P this is a deeply interesting image; you've inspired me to try this
orjatar-321 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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