“Sometimes I find that nothing is left because they’ve disintegrated, and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised,” he tells Wired. “What I’m looking for is the way that colors play out, sometimes a bleeding effect, other times more harsh effects. It’s a different kind of developing I’m doing, it’s not done in a laboratory.”Meijer first scanned the negatives and displayed them in 2007. Back then he had about 45. It’s hard to grow the series because it takes so long to transform the negatives. Over time, Meijer has found that variables like film brand and ISO produce different effects, and he’s begun to understand how much time different negatives need to stew until they’re up to his standards.
(All photos © Rohn Meijer, via PetaPixel)