This was my first roll of Lomography Potsdam Kino. All winter, I’d been looking forward to shooting it. Opening the development tank, I was upset to find the negatives festooned with these odd patterns.
I should have known better. While loading the film on the developing reel, it stuck, and I pulled and pushed and jiggled it instead of separating the reel and starting over. Now irritated by the extra effort, I convinced myself everything was fine and pushed on. My best guess (and the consensus of a few others) is that bubbles trapped between the negative’s folds created the fractal/floral pattern.
To my surprise, many who saw the images liked the patterns, even wondering how to replicate what I considered a major disappointment. So, you decide: bubblicious or development woe??? Found art???