Film Soup Tutorial by Richard PJ Lambert

Film Soup by Richard PJ Lambert


I was super inspired by the Mancunian artists at In Camera Arts to destroy 35mm film using a variety of chemicals.

After this, quite a few of my friends were keen to try the technique, and I have recently received an email from Sheila McKinney who was interested in trying the technique too.

I found Richard PJ Lambert’s Film Soup Tutorial to be the most useful tutorial to follow, so I wanted to share it with you guys!

You should also visit Scarlett Pimlott-Brown’s Flickr Page, as she also uses more laborious processes to damage film.



September 2013 Meeting // Helen Pynor, Kevin O’Neill, Jennifer Brookes and Sarah Evan Jones

Helen Pynor
The Life Raft 17
Hand-coloured, toned, gelatin silver print on archival fibre based paper
55 x 77 cm
Edition of 5 + 1AP

WHEN: Thursday 5th September 2013, 6.30pm.

WHERE: Double Negative Darkrooms, 178A Glyn Road, Hackney, E5 0JE

On Thursday 5th September, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting for the second time.

We will be providing refreshments, and an opportunity to chat about alternative photography processes.

At 7pm, there will be informal talks from;

Helen, Internationally Exhibiting Artist & Kevin, one of the last remaining analogue retouchers in the UK. 

Processes Explored: Hand Coloured Silver Gelatin Prints

Experimental Photographer and Founder of In Camera Arts, Manchester.
Jennifer pioneered a 35mm film project entitled “Intention Meeting Chance” where she asked participants to donate film for her to destroy. Each film is destroyed using a different method including; lemon juice, silica gel, red wine, grapefruit juice.

Processes Explored; 35mm Film Destruction, Polaroid.

Visual Artist and graduate from BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art.

Processes Explored: Salts, Cyanotype

A visual artist and researcher working primarily with photography, with a particular interest in historical photographic processes. Constanza recieved a first class BA degree in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster.
Processes Explored: Salts, Cyanotype,

The event is organised by:

A visual artist experimenting with photographic processes. Melanie recently graduated from an MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins.

Processes Explored: Cyanotype, Silver Gelatin, Polaroid, 35mm Film Destruction, Anthotype

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