Film Leader



The film leader, exposed to light when loading the film.

An image made with light on film.

Perhaps this is not really a photograph, I am not sure.

In any case, I like it, so here it is.





Olympus XA2, Kodak Gold 200. Film developed commercially, scanned with Epson V700.





15 thoughts on “Film Leader

    • Thank you! I am not sure that Andy was thinking of Rothko. It rings small bells for me of another artist whose name I can’t recall. Rothko, for me anyway, is about much deeper colours than these, and a cleaner feel (as opposed to this slightly dirty/grotty image).

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      • Yes, I know what you mean. I spent ages in a room full of Rothko paintings. They were huge. Totally mesmerising. Cannot remember if it was MOMA in NYC or the Tate Modern in London.


  1. I like it too. But it is too subtle to be a Rothko. I like yours much better. Every time you repeat it, it will be something new, the element of chance is at play.


    • Thanks Vera. Rothko is one of the possible comparisons, but there is someone else as well that made paintings rather like this on a large scale. Chance is one of the things I like about film, and especially expired film, though a modicum of control seems to make for better results (usually)!

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