How things will look with an expired film? It was a question in my head, so I decided to share with you all my feelings about it!
Hi everybody, it’s my first review in Lomography community ! Holga 120 CFN is also my first Lomography camera.
I’m so in love with it and my Lomo LC-A+RL ! But it isn’t the subject of this review. When I bought my Holga, I asked to myself, “What effects an expired film can produce?” There were no shops around my place that has expired film and… someone from my family came at home with a big pack of old black and white films, color slides films expired since – eight years expired!
What a luck ! These rolls were immediately kept in the freezer !
After finishing my first roll in my Holga, I decided to use one precious black and white film for my next shoot. Until that day came and I have to take the train so I took with me a sponge, scissors, magnetic tape. During the travel I made the installation of my D.I.Y 35 mm modification! I took some shoots and I was really anxious ’cause it was my first time on 35mm with Holga.
Roll one complete ! I went to a lab to develop my negatives ! Yes, I only have to wait for a week to have it done!
One week later the photolab said :
“We don’t have your negatives maybe because the holidays, you can come back next week !”
Two weeks later :
“We still don’t have your negatives, we lose it, give us another week.”
One month later…
“We have your negatives !”
At first, some parts of my negatives were totally blank or dark. I don’t know why, maybe the film was to old. I lost 12 shots on my negatives. But there was some pictures! Some pictures have a good quality and others weren’t. Expired T-max provide very stylized shots, dramatic shots, even dirty shots. Multiple exposures are a little / a lot confused with this expired roll. I love sprockets and this dramatic / dirty style! I love expired films since then! Because we really don’t know what kind of pictures it will produce.
My shots aren’t that fantastic, It’s my fun experience that I wanted to share with you! :)
Thanks for reading !