oh... well thats what i like. lol
Dirty negatives it is.
or dirty scanner.
While they dont look spooky, if you look at the bottom of page two of my Flickr, you can see some quick scans where I didnt dust off the scanner or the negs www.flickr.com/photos/randerson07/page2
The photos also seem rather dark -- there's very little really white area to them. Partly this is the scenes, but I believe it's also partly the printing or scanning.
You want dust? You can't handle the dust!!!!
I've gotten very similar looks from using LR presets and Focal Point software, a PS plugin. But now I shoot film and don't do that for personal creative reasons.
I don't think you need an older camera to get this effect. Looks just like a combination of:
- full negative frames
- lots of dust on the negs
- crappy scanning, with little or no sharpening
- slight warm tone look
- maybe a bit of camera shake as well here and there?
I think the washed-out colour shots in the series are more interesting than the B&W ones, but I couldn't tell you what film those are.
I recently have been fiddling around with some old camera's. Great fun and you do get pics looking like they have been taking 100 years ago. For the dust part of the story use a scanner that has not been cleaned. Or wipe down the film after developing to get smuches on it. Works great to.
Great fun that older stuff. Now shooting with a Lubitel 2. Pretty cool results as well.