REFLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
 
 

Exploring the crazy results with expired film

 

Expired Film - Expired Structure 1
Agfa/Ansco 8x10 Universal View Camera - (Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-s 210/370mm f/5.6) ISO 50, 1/25 @ f/45
Kodak Super Panchro Press Type B (Exp1963) 8x10 in Adox Rodinal 1:50
(Crop Ratio: 4x5) (captured 2022-07-23 00:00:00)
Using old expired film is fascinating to me. This is the start of the parallel project to ‚ÄúStructures of Impermanence‚ÄĚ but using expired film giving the final image a gritty aged look and feel that can't be duplicated by addons, filters or presets.


Expired Film - Leaning Tree Take Two
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 Universal View Camera - (Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-s 210/370mm f/5.6) ISO 25, 60s @ f/22
Agfa Super Plenachrome (Expired Feb 1945) 5x7 (film pack) in Ilford Ilfotec HC
(Crop Ratio: 5x7) (captured 2021-05-29 12:43:00)
The tree is a common subject for me and this version on expired film from 1945, is pretty amazing in itself that it actually captured an image. The blurriness only comes from the minute long exposure and the cars that drove by which shows in the dark horizontal lines and haziness at the bottom of the image.


Expired Film - AGFA Super Plenachrome Frame 12
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 Universal View Camera - (Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-s 210/370mm f/5.6) ISO 25, 60s @ f/32
Agfa Super Plenachrome (Expired Feb 1945) 5x7 (film pack) in Ilford Ilfotec HC
(Crop Ratio: 5x7) (captured 2021-05-09 00:00:00)
Another capture, it looks almost as if someone has painted the emulsion on by hand.


Expired Film - AGFA Super Plenachrome Frame 11
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 Universal View Camera - (Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-s 210/370mm f/5.6) ISO 25, 60s @ f/32
Agfa Super Plenachrome (Expired Feb 1945) 5x7 (film pack) in Ilford Ilfotec HC
(Crop Ratio: 5x7) (captured 2021-05-09 00:00:00)
Even though exposed to capture an image I really like the way the emulsion has created its own abstract.


Expired Film - Leaning Tree
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 Universal View Camera - (Wollensak Versar 6.5x8.5 Portrait & View Lens (~240mm)) ISO 50, 2s @ f/32
Agfa Super Plenachrome (Expired Feb 1945) 5x7 (film pack) in Ilford Ilfotec HC
(Crop Ratio: 5x7) (captured 2021-04-25 10:32:00)
Featured: Entered in Whidbey Island County Fair, 2021
A favorite tree just down the road + expired film from 1945 and amazingly it worked! At least one of the several frames I exposed.


Expired Film - The Door
Agfa/Ansco 5x7 Universal View Camera - (Wollensak Velostigmat Series II 7.5" (~190mm)) ISO 25, 1/2 @ f/22
Agfa Super Plenachrome (Expired Feb 1945) 5x7 (film pack) in Ilford Ilfotec HC
(Crop Ratio: 5x7) (captured 2021-03-12 11:10:00)
First shot of the Agfa Super Plenachrome film. Wasn't sure how or even if it would work with it being expired as of Feb 1945!