Ruined Negatives Create Otherworldly Images [Pics]
Rohn Meijer invented a chemical cocktail to develop old slides into surreal new art prints.
Most would probably toss out a bunch of slides discovered in a basement after 15 years — being exposed to 15 years’ worth of humidity and temperature change — but fashion photographer cum mad scientist Rohn Meijer decided to experiment.
Noticing that the moisture had crystalized on the negatives’ surface, Meijer crafted a secret mixture of water and developing chemicals to enhance the effect. Then he stuck the whole lot in a handmade, hermetically sealed container to soak and, after a few months, opened it up to see some surprising new images. And some completely destroyed negatives. Most he tossed, but some he kept — scanning them as art prints.