By 2016, I hadn’t shot an analog photo in at least five years. I was actively shooting in college, but in my post-graduate adjustment to the real world, photography didn’t make the cut. I had almost no true creative outlets anymore and didn’t even realize that was a problem.
On a random internet rabbit hole, I stumbled upon Hodaka Yamamoto’s photography. I had never heard of Lomography before, and I definitely had never seen any photography like his. I quickly learned he was somehow shooting on both sides of 35mm film, and then something just went off in my brain – I immediately knew that this was what I wanted to be doing with my creativity. A metaphorical portal to my creativity had been opened.
In this video, we break down the basics of how to get started with this technique, which thankfully doesn’t require any new gear.
Exposing both sides of color negative film is the main reason I started shooting film again in 2016 and haven’t slowed down since. For that reason, it’s my sincere hope that this kind of photography inspires others in the way it re-ignited my passion for analog photography.
Enjoy the video!
And here are some sample images!
Want to try this technique yourself?
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