Expired film holds special significance for Lomographers. It lets us bring back a time that we have lost and take pictures "the way they used to be taken." But alas, not everything can be resurrected.
Disclaimer: above pic was from my phone but it is purely for explanation purposes. lol
So I got these old Kodak Instamatic 126 cameras just laying around, right? I don’t know what to do with them. They look great on my headboard along with all my other cameras that I cannot use due to discontinued film. But then something happened, I was at a thrift shop one day and I came across some unopened rolls of Kodak 126 cartridge film. I was excited.
I went home, popped the film into my Instamatic X-15F and I was off. I tell ya, those 12 exposures sure went quick. I dropped it off at Rite Aid, and I got the obligatory weird look from the girl at the desk wondering what I had just handed her. And then I waited.
A week and a half passed and then I got the call. My film was back but not what i expected. The message Rite Aid left me said they weren’t going to charge me; first bad sign. Then I looked at what I got back and it was 3 prints; it wasn’t looking good but see for yourself:
Not pretty, right? But that’s what we Lomographers live for, experimentation, trying something new even if it turns out crappy. Ya just go out with another roll and keep on snappin’ those pics.