#ShittyCameraChallenge, #InstantRegret: multiple frames with the Kodak Handle

It was such a lovely day that it was a shame to waste the light. So I loaded #theHandle with three Instax Square films and set out to make a triptych. 

The Instax mounts have to be loaded into the cassette in a specific order, otherwise they won’t work, and somehow when I was loading the cassette the mounts were in the wrong order. 

I went to my favourite little bit of woodland and readied the Handle. The dark slide ejected properly and I made the first exposure. On cranking the handle nothing happened. Damn! I thought. I took the opportunity to make two more exposures, cranking the handle each time. 

After the third exposure the film popped up! Quickly, I took the next two frames and each time the Handle worked perfectly. With a diptych and a multiple exposure in my pocket, I headed home. 

I think the light leaks at the bottom of the images are because the plastic light seal on the cassette is getting a little ropey with repeated use.

Because the first film wasn’t ejected properly this ended up giving me an unintended diptych. Not too disappointed, mind you.


Published by Keith Devereux

'Let me close my eyes and sense the beauty around me. And take that breath under the dark sky full of stars.' Mira Furlan

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