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« on: August 01, 2009 02:22:15 PM »

says it all in the name really, i made a lampshade by covering an old metal lamp frame in photo negatives.

it actually took longer than it might look, because even though i had long strips, they wouldnt bend into the right curve (due to the nicely awkward curve) so, except with the bottom row, i had to cut them into singles and doubles :/

i think it turned out real nice though! it might be nothing special in the day, but at night i absolutely love seeing the photos glow on the lamp, and cool reflections on the wall.

anyway here are some photos:


BY NIGHT <3



BY DAY



CLOSEUP (NIGHT)
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009 02:29:15 PM »

This is such an awesome idea! Now I know what to do with all my old negatives. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009 02:34:01 PM »

oooh cool. i never would have thought to do that on a more rounded frame. nice effect.  Smiley

what kind of bulb are you using? will the negatives fade eventually?
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009 02:40:55 PM »

the bulb is a 40watt...conical-shape (?) bulb (it was already on the lamp, i don't know if it has a real name beyond that or whatever)

it's a clear bulb though, and im considering swapping it for a white bulb so it wont be so bright in the one spot but will diffuse the light more..

as for fading, i have no idea and will have to see, but we've had these for yearrrs and theyv survived, and the bulb doesnt make them hot or anything (yay, no meltage!) because most of the heat escapes through the hole in the top, so im optimistic
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009 02:45:06 PM »

Holy cow, that's awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009 03:23:48 PM »

that is seriously very cool and very resourceful!!!! I <3 it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2009 04:10:18 PM »

Very very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009 04:19:44 PM »

WOW!!!  That.is.awesome.  Must.hit.this.rocks.

Very nice.  I love the night time effect.  Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2009 04:33:35 PM »

Awesome!

...Now I wish I had kept those negatives of softcore porn that I got from an estate sale...
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2009 05:34:49 PM »

this is possibly the coolest thing i've ever seen. i totally have to do this, being a photography major, i have lots of negatives laying around!
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