Tasma Photo 64 – one of the most popular films in the Soviet Union. Tasma and Svema factories were almost the sole suppliers of the film on the Soviet market. At the moment, Tasma factory still produces the film, but only highly specialized type of X-ray film and film for aerial photography.
I inherited from my grandfather about 30 films Tasma Photo 64. They kept pretty bad in humid room. When I got into film photography, I decided to shoot these films. I develop them the standard D-76 process. All films are old and way past it’s expiry date, manufactured around ’87-92. Of course, its ISO greatly decreased, so I expose something like 10-20 units.
After developing, I was very surprised: frames are strange and interesting and has all sorts of defects: glare, endless veins of fungal growth, scratches, strange spots, etc..
In Russia there are still a lot of this film, it lies in attics, storage rooms and you just have to find it! Sometimes I shoot with it, this film greatly alter my shots around as if they are cross-processed. If you have an opportunity — to take pictures of it, it’s an interesting experience.