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Cross Processing

After recently coming across some amazing cross processed images and looking at the work of multi-talented artist Scott Hansen, I decided to give my interest in cross-processed film a try.  I always enjoyed the aesthetic it often creates and the almost vintage feel of the images.  For those of you who are unaware of what cross-processing (or x-processesing) entails, here's a quick explanation:  color negative film use C-41 chemicals during film development to produce negatives, while color slide film uses E-6 chemicals to produce finished slides.  The X-Process involves using the opposite chemicals for the type of film you used; in my case, I shot with color slide film, and developed it with C-41 chemicals.  I also experimented with expired film (about 2006) to hopefully enhance any effects.  

Cross Processing is extremely unpredictable and results can vary between film types, the prominent colors in a shot, the batch of chemicals used, even between single rolls of film from the sa…