Expired is Always Beautiful in Film


You would either love it, hate it, or even be scared of it! For the uncertainty expired film can give is always a big surprise for us Lomographers!

It could turn out dark or sometimes even blank! For expired film is a trick we always love to discover. But no matter how unsure it could get, we’d always try it and heck, get the best results we’ve ever had in our analogue life!

That’s why in this week’s selection of photos by the Community, we bring you 70 amazing analogue photographs which were shot with expired film. Some were even a decade old!

Credits: earlybird, atria007, russheath, antibiotyx, cc-in-paris, nicolas_noir, kdstevens, kylewis, ilovemydiana, grazie, mr_sid, marcus_loves_film, jennson, mcrstar, ccwu, stouf, endorphin, frauspatzi, dannyedwards, mephisto19, ck_berlin, a_lion, renaishashin, adzfar, adam_g2000, mczoum, bloomchen, novakmisi, aprilrich427, traaaart, erikagrendel, lucinda, freyfrey, kleeblatt, moodification, hervinsyah, adash, djramsay, modern_nmt, heart2heart, wil6ka, vici, theoclunk, happytea, 400-asa, life_on_mars, domyblue & porkchopsandy

We truly enjoyed this one and we hope you did, too! But we’d love to see more so head on and submit!

written by mayeemayee on 2012-09-23 in #lifestyle #expired-film #community #gallery-post #selection #expired


  1. mayeemayee
  2. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    thank you :D

  3. atria007
    atria007 ·

    =) beautifullllll pics!!!

  4. adash
    adash ·

    @mayeemayee Thank you!

  5. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    thanks a lot. and wow, some really great shots i missed.

  6. ck_berlin
    ck_berlin ·

    Thank you for selecting some of my pictures.

  7. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @mayeemayee : You're welcome & thank you very much. I hope next month my internet connection speed will get back to normal again, so I could look which one of my photo that on this list =D

  8. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·


  9. theoclunk
    theoclunk ·

    thank you! @mayeemayee

  10. mczoum
    mczoum ·

    Thank you mayeemayee, much appreciated !!

  11. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    aw shucks. thanks :)

  12. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Thanks for including mine!

  13. stouf
    stouf ·

    Thanks dear ; )

  14. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    thanks @mayeemayee! great collection :D

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoLocation Call Out: Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-03-25 in #people #lifestyle #locations
    LomoLocation Call Out: Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand

    Ladies and gentlemen, it's no secret that without you, our website would never be possible. With that in mind, we're calling on all Lomographers (that's you) for a helping hand by giving us your expert opinions. In return, we're passing out Piggy Points to spend in our Online Shop. Kiwis, Aussies and Scandinavians, whether you're residents, dreamers or just big fans of these great places — everybody can contribute and everybody can win!

  • You Get More from Expired Lomography Color Negative 400 ISO 120 Film

    written by ncjom on 2014-11-05 in #reviews
    You Get More from Expired Lomography Color Negative 400 ISO 120 Film

    If you happen to come across an expired Lomography Color Negative 400 ISO 120 film pack, either in a store or on the Internet, get one and be ready for an exciting experience. You'll definitely get more from it!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • Shop News

    Last Day: Free Camera Deal

    Last Day: Free Camera Deal

    Last day of the free camera deal today! Grab films now worth 99 EUR/USD/GBP and get your free Diana Mini or Diana F+ Love Letters for free!

  • Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-05 in #reviews
    Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!

  • DIY Special Apertures for the New Lomography Petzval Lens

    written by why_hailey on 2014-05-01 in #lifestyle
    DIY Special Apertures for the New Lomography Petzval Lens

    The Petzval Art Lens is famous for its circular bokeh. In fact, you can even make you own DIY filters of special shapes!

  • Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-02-04 in #world #competitions
    Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge

    Do you love being creative? How about instant photography? If the answer is yes, no or maybe, then we've got a jam happening with your name written all over it! Being the most creative instant camera around, it's difficult to imagine the Lomo'Instant becoming any more awesome. But what would happen if you and your pals put on your thinking caps for a Lomo'Instant accessory brainstorming session of the ages — limitless creative potential! Show us your skills by joining the Lomo'Instant Accessory Challenge!

  • Shop News

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    Recognizable Images of Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • 5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    written by jacobs on 2014-11-25 in #news
    5 of the Best Ways to Share Your Lomo'Instant Pics

    We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!

  • Save Your Wet Photos from Oblivion!

    written by cheeo on 2014-05-30 in #gear #tipster
    Save Your Wet Photos from Oblivion!

    Don’t you just hate it when your precious prints are threatened to be lost in blurry, blotched and smeared oblivion when they get wet? Let us show you how you can save them with this easy to do tipster!

  • Eleanor Macnair's 'Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh'

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-19 in #lifestyle
    Eleanor Macnair's 'Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh'

    Give anyone a blob of Play-Doh and you can be sure that he or she, whether a kid or an adult, would be able to transform it into something else - say, an animal figure or a type of food. In Eleanor Macnair's case, however, she makes one of the most excellent renderings of Play-Doh we've seen so far by using them to remake photographs!

  • Shop News

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Here is another way to enjoy analogue experience and capture great memories in an instant! This package includes the best creative lenses for your LomoInstant camera!

  • Down By The Water With The Krab - 10 Quick Tips To Try

    written by shhquiet on 2014-07-10 in #lifestyle
    Down By The Water With The Krab - 10 Quick Tips To Try

    There's a lot that you can do with a Lomo LC-A+/Lomo LC-Wide and a Krab, besides the obvious (which is take it in the water with you). Get creative by trying various angles and perspectives; you'll be surprised how a slight tilt can make a dramatic difference to your photos. Take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration!

  • How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-11-20 in #lifestyle
    How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.

  • Photo of the Day by poepel

    written by cheeo on 2014-05-31 in #news
    Photo of the Day by poepel

    It's always a delight to see parents setting aside time to take out their child even for a simple weekend walk, And a heartwarming Lomograph showing such a precious moment deserves to be our Photo of the Day. Congratulations poepel!