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    And what will you do when they call the cops on that one?
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Because a lab operator will never see it, there will never be any cops involved.

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    I am not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread, but why would anyone that way inclined use film in preference to digital, where no lab is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    If a museum has a valuable original Wynn Bullock print of his nude daughter in a forest, are they going to confiscate it and destroy it if someone objects?
    I've wondered if labs are actually passing artistic judgment on our pictures. Maybe if the OPs image had more of an aesthetic edge, the lab would have acted differently!?

    I only send colour to the lab, but I've often wondered - if they are indeed probing everyone's negs for content - whether the most efficient means to do this is for them to make scans, and indeed keep them as potential 'evidence'. I send my film in for development only, but still wonder if they have a folder on some computer with my name on it. We need a snooper to shed some light on this - 'PentaPRISM'?
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    I understand your upset nature, I know when I was younger my mother remarking on the new laws about submitting film of kids in bathtubs (as mothers often do) and how she was glad she hadn't had any issues and that the law changed when I was older and she wasn't taking those any more (I was probably 11-12 then). So since then (I'm 30 now) I've been aware of the concerns in America at least. Many labs here have a policy that any nudes are printed, but the negatives are destroyed as a policy of the company, which I think is fairly f-ed up, I can see destroying the print and returning the negative with a warning. But not destroying the negs so you're lucky, all your film could have been destroyed if you were in America lol.

    So since I do a lot of nude work, I process it all at home as a policy, I process my B&W anyway but the color nudes always get done at home.

    I'm surprised you didn't think of that but again Australia may be different but I know for one I wouldn't have taken the chance that some idiot would report or destroy my work.

    Sorry and good luck for the future, glad you stayed out of jail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
    I've wondered if labs are actually passing artistic judgment on our pictures. Maybe if the OPs image had more of an aesthetic edge, the lab would have acted differently!?

    I only send colour to the lab, but I've often wondered - if they are indeed probing everyone's negs for content - whether the most efficient means to do this is for them to make scans, and indeed keep them as potential 'evidence'. I send my film in for development only, but still wonder if they have a folder on some computer with my name on it. We need a snooper to shed some light on this - 'PentaPRISM'?
    A long time ago I knew a guy who worked in a lab and one day he showed me his "collection" of nude women he'd collected from others people's film they brought in.

    It was pretty impressive for it's day.

    Now amateur porn is all over the internet.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    blansky:
    his name wasn't robin williams was it

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    A long time ago I knew a guy who worked in a lab and one day he showed me his "collection" of nude women he'd collected from others people's film they brought in.
    Another good reason not to take it to the lab.
    Truzi

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    At the Kodak lab where my father worked in management for 30+ years, it was inevitably the women who worked on the semi-automatic slide mounting machines who would notice and set aside any slides containing nudity.

    As it was illegal to distribute pornography, the lab staff were concerned about Kodak becoming liable for such distribution by returning the film.

    The police would be called and the matter would be dealt with by them thereafter.

    The lab closed in the 1980s.

    And as to whether the staff were passing artistic judgment on the slides, have you ever considered how many slides or prints actually pass before the eyes of lab staff? Operating that slide mounting equipment must have been mind-numbingly boring!
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    blansky:
    his name wasn't robin williams was it
    Ha. I liked the part with the pissed off Agfa guy.



 

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