Saturday, March 4, 2017

Saturday Online: What Exactly IS Aged Film?

Are you kidding me?  Putting film in oak casks for 7 years to 'perfectly' age it?  Considering Age is usually bad for film unless it is stored properly;  Read More Here about Lomo's Aged Film Project.  As my husband said, it just seems silly.  And since I'm not a fan of cross processing, I'm not looking for a hybrid effect, which is what they are promoting.  But to each his own.

So here is my 'aged' image for you.  I 'found' a roll of film that I had exposed last summer, but never developed.  That's my idea of  'aging':

Had been photographing the garden and then forgot about it.
This also counts as Week 7 of my 52 Rolls Project.


  1. I doubt the oak casks had any affect on the film other than what any wood would do; keep humidity under control. Storing the film in a constant cool temperature and low humidity will preserve any film well past its date on the box, especially B & W. I still have some old freezer stored Vericolor-II I shoot at times, and I get results just like it was fresh. I have Kodacolor frozen also. Know anyone who cam process it?

  2. Kodacolor or Kodachrome? Kodacolor is C-41 and there are lots of place still doing that. I can Recommend "Old School Photo Labs". They give a discount for multiple rolls sent in at once. Search them online. Also heard of another Place called 'The Darkroom". I'll write an article on Processing Labs that I trust soon.

  3. oops. Kodachrome. I used to send Kodachrome to a lab in Boston. They closed about 2007. The local pro-lab still does E-6.