The Revenge of the TSA

APX100-1

…or Canadian equivalent thereof.

This is Agfa APX 100.

It has also been baked by the airport bag scanner; proving once-and-for-all that x-rays are indeed dangerous.  (Especially to poor, unsuspecting rolls of film!)

This one had a curious dark, wavy, ribbon-like line right down the middle of it.  It was obviously partially shielded by something in the suitcase.

I am on the fence about whether to toss all of the remaining unexposed rolls and reuse the canisters (there’s about a dozen…) or just shoot and develop them and see what I end up with.

Flawed, but still fun!

On another note, this roll also represents the last official portrait of “eldest daughter” with all of her teeth!!

APX100-4

APX100-2

APX100-3

APX100-9

APX100-5

APX100-6

APX100-7

APX100-8

12 thoughts on “The Revenge of the TSA

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks for the comment!

      Just to clarify: these 12 rolls are, as yet, unexposed.

      While I’m leaning towards making use of them, I do wonder whether “the memories” are worth entrusting to them!!

      All the best,
      Mark

  1. jkjod says:

    We’re these al in your checked baggage, or with your carry on? We have a big trip planned later this year and I’m planning on taking lots of film, you are making me nervous here Mark!!

    • mewanchuk says:

      Jordan,

      Unfortunately these were all in my CHECKED baggage…I’m sure they ran them through a huge microwave.

      I have travelled with quite a few rolls in my carry-on bag, and have had no difficulty–I always request a hand-search though, regardless of what the agents say (“Oh, if it’s 400 ISO or less, you *should* be fine, Sir…”)

      I’d rather not take the chance, thanks…

      • jkjod says:

        Ok, good to know – I remember reading a while ago when we first booked our trip that the checked baggage x-ray was not as harsh and to ask for a hand check…but these were making me sweat a little. Phew, this was really going to shake up my photo plans for the trip!

  2. andygemmell says:

    I actually like a lot of these Mark. I’m with Karim! I like the first and third in particular. Sure you didn’t add this in LR? 🙂

    Jordan definitely HAND luggage. I’ve taken film even through the x-ray on hand luggage (i had forgotten about it) and was ok. Checked much stronger.

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