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Lomo Milestones: My First Expired Film

I use Lomo cameras from the beginning of the 90s, before the birth of LSI. But for many years, I seldom used these cameras, and in these rare times, I used my LC-A or my Lubitel 166U in a classic way (classic black and white or color photography, classic composition, fresh films). My first 100% lomographic use of my camera was with a film expired for many years. Take a look!

I love my LC-A camera and my Lubitel too. Last year, I made my first experiment with a long-time expired film, which had further disintegrated because the 120 roll was abandoned inside my car for at least two seasons. The hot summer forever “ruined” the colors of the original film, a Kodak Portra 160. So, I thought, why not try to load my Lubitel 166U with this roll? Here are some results!

A great surprise when I took a photo in strong backlight: a pleasant yellow sky was obtained without cross processing!

Photo by sirio174

This was the beginning of my experiments with expired film!

In the photo below I love the tones of the red writing on the wall.

Photo by sirio174

Another great red tones here!

Photo by sirio174

I seldom used expired film, but this experiences was a pleasant surprise for me!

Lomo on!

written by sirio174

1 comment

  1. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    Great colors in the expired film :) I love how the expiration date on film can breathe new life into it, keep up the great work :)

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