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 #expired #community #expired-film #lifestyle #gallery-post #selection


  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

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