Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Sometimes forgetting is not so bad...

Here is the perfect tipster for those of us who are forgetful and don’t mind admitting it… Long live forgetfulness!

This goes from a day I forgot my LC-A+ I don’t know where (how would I know, since I’m so forgetful…) and after a couple of months, by an act of magic (why would I bother in looking for anything if one day, by chance everything appears?) it appeared of course. I saw it had a film in it, so I used it until it was done.

The thing is, that film had been in the camera… over a year! And since my LC-A+ seems to be like the Guadiana, appears and disappears, between those periods that I didn’t know where it had hidden, and the ones I took pictures, it took me a year to finish the film… and some months (give it 2 at least) until I took it for developing.

And how do I know it took over a year to finish this film? Because of an exposition in the ‘Cristal de El Retiro’ palace, which took place in November, and the last photo I got from the film is in November (of course) from the year after… surprise!
I realized all of this when I got the film developed, that I started thinking “what are these photos doing here? If they’re from…” and here I finish, for the moment, my forgetful adventure. Forgetfulness with a happy ending of course, because the photos came out more blue (minus one which turned out red…!), more grainy, and much more “soft” (if this term applies to photography…) … I love them!

So what do you think? Is forgetfulness worth it? :)

written by virtuesandvices and translated by reneg88


  1. duckduckninja


    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. cheeso


    Yes, nice tip. I've had film a roll of film I forgot about for 5 years, the color shifts and grain were amazing!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. natalieerachel


    These are sooo beautiful, I love the blueness of all the photos!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. wuxiong


    It seems that film forgets too, otherwise how come those grainy? Nice forgetfulness... <:))

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. ali55


    beautiful photos! love the colour!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. cherryblosssom


    what film is it?
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  7. ricah_018


    definitely worth it! i love that last picture!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  8. erinwoodgatesphotography


    love them! I've deliberately left 2 rolls that i took before leaving home for my big 2 year around the world trip. I'm excited to see what time capsule photos they hold.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. monkeydance


    Woww! Those pictures are amazing! It's been a while since I have this roll in my fisheye, but it's a black&white roll, so my colours will probably be: black & white .. Oh well I'll see when they"re developed x)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. rochellers


    Forgetfulness can be good! Love the blues and the graininess.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  11. sobiksaabik


    In my Chema Smena is 5 years old film...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  12. sobiksaabik


    But i don't know, is it in good condition, because i was with my Smena in Nuclear power station Temelín :-D

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  13. troch


    Amazing pictures. I hjave two cameras right now with film from who knows when!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  14. borishowl


    I don't wait a year, but a couple of months, and yet when I get them developed I'm still like O_O "what was that?"
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  15. davidpowell


    Wow these shots are amazing! the grain adds so much to them.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  16. ananana


    Wait, so does it turn blue and grainy if you leave it in the camera? Or can you just leave a used roll of film for a year (outside of a camera)? Was the film expired/ cross processed?

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  17. itsdebraanne


    how about i totally forgot my film and opened the film door. yea not good when it comes to that lol. so my first 2 shots are gone.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  18. amybreaksloose


    These pictures are lovely!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  19. rake


    I always forget about cameras and the film in them! glad to know im not alone
    i really love number three in the second set! what film is this? id love to try it!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: Spanish. It is also available in: Türkçe.