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Photo of the Day by istionojr

One of the most amazing things about shooting analogue photos is that you are entitled to pleasant surprises even when you thought everything’s going to be messed up.

Photo by istionojr

Istionojr’s winning photo is a perfect example of the pleasant surprises film photography presents. It was taken using a Holga 120 CFN Jack Edition loaded with Lomography Lady Grey 400 120 film. He developed the roll himself. Here’s what he has to say about the photo:

I really have no idea what was happened with my first try a 120mm film roll ever. The emulsion is already damaged when it see with naked eye, the negative is dirty with scrambled black stain, and the exposed images are covered by the pattern on the backing paper. Was all those glitch due to my self develop? I used a paper developer for this time. *fingers crossed. [sic]

Congratulations, istionojr for being our Photo of the Day winner.

written by jillytanrad


  1. hervinsyah


    @istionojr : WOW =D

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  2. ekeupratama


    mantep @istionojr

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  3. wesco


    I have heard from our Lomo shop that there has been a batch of Lomography Lady Grey 400 (120 format only) which had a production failure. The backing paper has been applied at a too high temperature, which causes the imprint of the backing paper on the film.

    I am not quite sure why Lomography calls this failure "a pleasant surprise"? You should be able to return or exchange this film, unless you actually like the results of course!

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  4. istionojr


    ahey thank you @LSI & @jillytanrad for this article.
    nuhun @hervinsyah @ekeupratama, makin acak skrg gimana potd nya...
    @wesco yes you've got the point. there is a little conversation in that photo comments, you might check it out.

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