Offered a free film (15 years past it’s sell by date) to test and practise loading a camera in a new (old) camera, I had a guilty feeling and a few butterflies in my stomach when I decided to use that film to take some pictures and see how they came out. When someone gives you something for a specific purpose, aren’t you supposed to use the gift for that purpose ? No ? Oh dear, have I been doing life wrong all this time ?
These pictures were taken on my old Mamiya C33 (I’ve sold it now – another bad decision) in North London right outside the Emirates Stadium, N7, North London on a sunny Sunday morning.
There is slight discolouration but I think people try hard in Photoshop to achieve this very look – and I got it for free (almost). The only problem is you can never be too sure what you are going to get from 15 year out of date film.