getting back holga film- making the cut

i picked up my latest roll of film from samy's yesterday.  i shot a roll of 135 mm in my new 135mm holga while in nyc the first week of march.  the beauty of holga is being able to blend images together.  it's a big guessing game, but an educated guess with practice.  when dropping off the film you ask the lab to process only, do not cut.  this is awesome because you get your film done for 4 bucks as opposed to paying 20-30 for process and prints (it's crazy that it costs that much these days, but that is the state of film photography). you get this beautiful long strip back where you now have to choose what will be your final images to scan.  i have an old flatbed film scanner and it  limits me to about 6 inches in length.  some images get blended together so much it is difficult to decide where to begin and end an image. 

first step is using my laptop as a lightbox.

perfect lightbox backdrop: google

perfect lightbox backdrop: google

then i photograph the strip on my iPhone and invert it in photoshop.

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this quick and dirty trick can help me figure out where the image is falling off and how best to edit it.  

here is the final flatbed film scan.

beautiful late winter decay along the high line.

beautiful late winter decay along the high line.

the film i used is the new lomochrome purple.  so you can get stoked on it too, here is more info.  fall in love with film!

click here: yo this film is purple y'all!