Polaroid One Film EXP 1996

My latest expired film experiment involved a Polaroid camera I purchased bundled with two rolls of Polaroid one (35mm film).  The results were mixed to pretty darn good.  Enjoy.
Polaroid One Film Polaroid One Film
Polaroid One Film Polaroid One Film
Polaroid One Film

As you can tell there is a bit of grain on photos of long range landscapes or the sky.  The upclose photos of the flowers turned out much better as far as the level of grain.

Red Wine / Energy Drink Soaked Film Experiment

Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film One of my new years resolutions was to get 1 pack of impossible project film and shoot it.  That has bloomed into my film obsession that you see before you now.  This summer I have gotten into experimenting with “destroying” film.  My first experiment was to take a roll of Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 film that expired in 2008 and soak it for 48 hours in a red wine / stacker energy drink mixture.  After the film had soaked I let it dry in a bowl of rice for 2 weeks. The film was put in a Canon Sure Shot Telemax camera that I had gotten at a thrift store for 2 dollars. I didnt want to use one of my good cameras, in case this experiment was a disaster. Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film
The results were very interesting and created a lot of different effects on the film. One of my favorites is this picture of my cat, Woodstock.
Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film Another one of my favorites is this shot of the sky. Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film
Some of the results werent as profound as the photos above, some werent nearly as noticeable, such as this photo below.
Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film Then there is this neat photo of the Yugo on stilts at an old junk yard. Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film
Some more of the results are below. Im going to create some other mixture to soak another roll in this week. So stay tuned, there will be more scientific / photography fun going on soon!
Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film
Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film
Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film Wine / Stacker Energy Drink Soaked Film

MC Napier High School — Perry County, Kentucky

Ive passed the school many times. I can remember when MC Napier High School and Dilce Combs High School merged to form Perry County Central. I was in my early years of high school then and I can remember watching the news on channel 57 detailing all of the new amenities the students would have at the new high school. I was envious.
Former M.C. Napier High School
Before I dive into the specifics of MC Napier, Im going to speak a bit about it’s counterpart, Dilce Combs High School located on the other side of the county is basically a twin structure to MC Napier, but unlike the 3 story MC Napier High School Dilce Combs was two stories. That building is currently occupied by local offices.
Former M.C. Napier High School MC Napier High School opened in 1953 and was named for local educator Mitchell Campbell Napier who was instrumental in securing WPA funds for the school district building plan during his tenure as the county Superintendent. Former M.C. Napier High School
The MC Napier High School was closed alongside Dilce Combs High School in 1995 when they were merged to form the newly opened Perry County Central High School. After the MC Napier grounds ceased operation as a high school the county district continued to utilize it as an Alternative School until 2005.
Former M.C. Napier High School The school was sold in 2007 at auction to a private entity. Former M.C. Napier High School
Today the school stands gutted, fallen victim to vandalism and the elements.
Former M.C. Napier High School Former M.C. Napier High School

Kodak UltraMax 400 Kodak UltraMax 400

Kodak UltraMax 400

Konica Monochrome Disposable: Expiration 1999

One of my favorite things to do is experiment with old, expired film.  I ran across this disposable Konica camera on ebay for roughly 6 bucks with shipping so I thought I would give it a try.  A neat note about this camera and film is that even though black and white 35mm film is usually more expensive to process, this is monochrome film so I was able to have it processed with the standard C-41 process.  This camera expired in 1999 and considering the film is going on 20 years old, I was pleased with the results.  Enjoy.

Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm

Konica Black & white disposable  Exp 1999 Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm

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Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm

Konica Minolta Monochrome Disposable 35mm
One thing I will remember, this film requires a lot of light. The picture above was taken shortly after daybreak and the little flash just didnt provide enough boost to lighten the photo.