A few months ago Alex, who manages the Pinholista site, contacted me on Flickr about doing a pinhole film swap and I eagerly agreed to do it. I've seen some intriguing film swap double exposures online and liked the surreal and often humorous images that resulted from these collaborations. There's something very liberating about doing a double exposure with no knowledge of what images were previously exposed on that roll. I've seen some terrific work from photographers who do their own double exposures, capturing specific images and overlapping them for effect. In this film swap with Alex I had no idea what to expect so the anticipation was high. We decided on doing one roll on Ilford HP5+ and another on Portra 400, but then I messed up advancing 6x6 in my 6x9 Zero Image pinhole camera, so I exposed a second roll of Kodak Ektar. It took awhile to expose the rolls but once I'd finished, I packed up the film and sent it off to Alex who lives in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. You can see the first roll of Portra on Alex's Flickr photostream and I'm putting together the images from our film swap here.
I would definitely recommend participating in a film swap and if you don't know of anyone get in touch with me. I'm a bit addicted to it now!