The idea of creating Redeye Redscale came about after several years of shooting redscale photography by respooling my own rolls. I have always enjoyed the experimental side of this technique. Never knowing quite what the results will be is a large part of the fun, and the wide range of colours you can achieve – from the deep contrasty reds and blacks to the vintage feel of the yellows and greens – have always appealed to me.
I recently found myself exposing three different redscale films almost in parallel. An Olympus Pen D2 was passing through my hands to be sold in my Etsy shop. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to try the very exciting camera and exposed part of a roll. I had tried one roll of Lomography Redscale film before so figured I’d give it another shot.
I have had my Canon AT-1 for 30 years this year, my first ‘proper’ camera when I first started to study photography in the 6th Form. I took it to Iceland with a 28mm f2.8 lens, alongside my D810 and IR converted D90 a couple of years ago. I chose to shoot Redscale as I had a camera that would take ‘normal’, albeit digital, pics.
I have had a passing interesting in giving redscale film a go for a while now, I’ve just never been that confident it was worth shelling out the cash for. But since I found out it’s possible to make your own it seemed much more worth while giving a go. My first assumption was that I would …