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Art & Adventure with PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

A Lesson in X-Pro

i sometimes feel that mobile phone photographers take for granted the "retro" filters provided to them.  in reality, most of the filters are not retro at all...but are traits characteristic of toy cameras.  toy cameras have weird like leaks and bokeh effects...and are thought to be "old school" mainly because they use film.  

the "X-Pro filter...refers to "Cross Processed"...a method where film is developed in the incorrect chemicals.  slide film and color print take different chemicals....e-6 and c-41 respectively....developing slide film in c-41 is cross processing...resulting in color distortion. 

Here are examples of photos put through the "X-Pro" filter in instagram:

Here are examples of slide film cross-processed in c-41 chemicals: