I recently hit the 35mm jackpot when I stumbled upon an incredible deal on Bidorbuy: 12 expired Kodak Gold 100 ISO films for something ridiculous like R200.
Obviously, I put my bid and – to my absolute surprise – won the auction without even the slightest hint of an opponent.
Since setting out on my experimentations with film photography mid-last year, I’ve been dreaming about shooting on expired film, simply because it increases the chances of thrilling and unexpected effects in the final product.
Well, I finished my first roll of the Bidorbuy batch (which expired in 2007) last week and picked up my developed images at Orms today.
While it wasn’t nearly as way out as I expected it would be, the photos have a nice grainy quality with a noticeable fade.
Here are a few of my favourite shots, snapped in Sea Point, Betty’s Bay, Clarence Drive and Elgin: