just had to see the results from this huge homemade camera
so I sat in front of a bemused photographer for a short portraiture session.
He had no negative film so the procedure was this:
- Expose a piece
of light-sensitive paper for two seconds or so (I think he was counting,
"Uno, crocodile, dos, crocodile", as he held the cap away
from the lens).
- In broad daylight
dip the paper by hand into some developer, count a little, then some
fixer, count a little.
- Stick a piece of
wood onto the end of the camera and stick the developed paper (bearing
a negative image of me) onto a clip at its end.
- Repeat 1. , taking
a picture of the piece of paper.
- Repeat 2.
The result cost 80p