Another wordpress blogger posted about how he is using expired film. I certainly encouraged him to do so since there is no guarantee as to the results that are dependent on how old the film is, exposure to heat, cold, light, etc. I now want to try this and have a few rolls of film at home that are probably ten years old. But where exactly did I pack them in the “I’ll get to it later box”?
Once in the mighty little town of Doughterty Oklahoma, my husband and I stopped at a gas station which is also the mini-mart, or quite possibly the only grocery store in town, and also serves as the towns’s laundermat. Inside upon a shelf above the door I found dusty boxes of flash cubes for sale. Yes, those little square flash cubes we used in the 70’s that you stuck on that 110 camera body. Oh how I wish I still had that little camera. I regret not buying all those boxes that evening. I went in to buy a lithium battery. Do you think they carried those? Not hardly, but they had all the gear one needs for hunting coons.
I shall keep my eyes peeled for funky little cameras and old film for the sake of my collection and also to conduct some experiments. I wonder if Walmart even develops 110 these days? I have most of my large format film developed at Arlington Camera these days. Living in small town America does not afford me much in terms of the “unusual”.