When 35mm film runs off, the photosensitive layer on the film can become damaged, resulting in color shifts, loss of contrast and color saturation, or even a total failure with no image capture.
This happens because the chemical components in the film material can degrade over time and are therefore no longer able to provide optimal image quality.
Color shifts can occur, especially with color films. When a color film runs off, it can get a color cast in the direction of red, blue, purple. This is due to the breakdown of color couplers in the film, which normally allow the different color layers of the film to work together correctly.
For me, the effect of aging on film material is not always negative.
Some photographers prefer
actually have the look of expired film and consciously use it to add a certain aesthetic or mood to their images generate.
The development basis for me was an expired Kodak Ultramax 800.
When developing, I tried out several film simulations and I quickly realized that in order to get this color impression I had to use Classic Negatives as a building block. In Classic Negative, the basic color behavior in the highlights is more reddish and in the shadows more green.
BULB FICTION has become a real "street sweeper" for me.
I have photographed several scenarios for you to show you how the colors behave with different motifs and lighting situations.
I hope you enjoy it :)
Rain, Cloudy, Harsh light, Midday sun, Sunset
X-E4, X-T4, X-S10, X-T5
limited usable with: