expired, damaged 35mm film
|Straight outta camera (aside from my url). Summer 2010.|
I mentioned yesterday that I had two old rolls of film that I found and had developed.
One I knew about. It was a roll from a disposable camera that I took on our last inner tubing trip in the summer of 2010, before we moved up here to NJ. It got wet and the first time I tried to get it developed, the counter guy gave it back to me and said to wait a few weeks til it dried out before bringing it in again.
A few weeks or a year and a half? Better late than never?
The second disposable camera was a complete mystery. I could not remember where I had shot it.
|Cropped, red eye reduced. May 2008.|
As soon as I saw the images, I knew: our trip to California in May 2008. Remy was two. Oh so very cutely two. I still have no idea where or why I had a disposable camera (maybe someone gave it to me)? But I wish I'd had more. And I love how the film degraded and aged even though it isn't as noticeable as the burnt marks in the waterlogged film.
|Straight outta camera. Summer 2010.|
The colors are surreal and awesome.
Now, there's no way in hell I am ever gonna submerge my slr, but since I can remove the film after I shoot it, I could maybe experiment with adding some water and letting it dry before I get it processed. Hmmmm...
|Cropped. May 2008.|
And instead of waiting forever to get the film processed, I'm going to experiment with some expired film (I just bought a batch on etsy yesterday). I'll still experiment with Porta, but expired film may be where it's at, right now, for me.
And eventually I'll start shooting the 120 film stash I was given... just as soon as I get a camera for it. (Or figure out how to modify my 620 camera, i.e., buy a new uptake spool.)