Sometimes “a kiss is just a kiss…”
…And sometimes it’s shot on expired Portra 800, and pushed one stop in development.
These are all kinds-a “shonky” (lots of reds and purples) and grainy as heck–they were all pushed another stop or two in post-processing. However; other than cleaning up some dust and scratches, that’s about all I did to them.
My friend Ondra once asked “how to achieve that retro, low-contrast look…”
This is one of the ways: shoot expired film. I bought a few rolls of this stuff (expired in 2008) and am still figuring out what to do with it; Next time I think I will probably have to shoot at ISO 400, and still push it one stop. (The negatives are pretty bland despite the one stop push–It is definitely not 800 ISO any longer).
In the end, was it worth all the effort? I guess I certainly could’ve used Instagram (if I even owned it…) but now what fun would that be??
Anyway, feel free to say you don’t like them: my feelings won’t be hurt. (But let’s see YOU develop them!)
All the best,