I’ve always admired photographers who aren’t afraid to maul their negatives in order to achieve interesting effects. I can’t handle the stress, though. That’s why I worked-over a piece of film leader to digitally combine with this photo.

Me: “Film, I’m totally gonna’ mess you up. I will envelope you in a cocoon of pain!”

Film: “In your dreams, amateur!”

Me: “I’m gonna’ tear you up for fun, and then I’ll drop you in the second!”

(Okay, so we went for a full twelve rounds and the result was a split-decision, but I still eked out  a narrow victory. Kinda.)

About this image: Ilford 35mm film scan(s) digitally combined and highly manipulated.