Once upon a time I shot a roll of expired Agfa Vista 100 and it was amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I proceeded to buy a buttload of it… Exactly how much a buttload is, I’m not really sure. Let’s just say it was a LOT and for real cheap.
As fate would have it, the next roll I shot wasn’t so amazing. Or, at least, it wasn’t what I was expecting. And if you have any experience with expired film, you know the biggest no-no you could have is expectations. Of any kind.
So this was it. My gravy train of amazingness at the low cost of $2.50 was coming to a screeeeeching halt. I shot roll after roll of this stuff, and each time the color shifted into a spectrum of post-apocalyptic yellows and greens. Kinda cool, until I tried to take some portraits with it.
But the photos I shot while snooping around the Harlowe House? Well, those turned out pretty amazing afterall.
Big thanks to the Harlowe dudes for not being weirded out by my love affair with their home.