Ghostly Errors

Light trails created using expired Polaroid pack film.
Image captured using nearly 15-year expired Polaroid 669 color pack film.

I’ve been slowly working my way through a trove of very expired Polaroid-brand pack film. With a few exceptions, the majority of the chemistry of the color film has all but deteriorated, whereas the black and white film has been rock solid — even after nearly 15 years. Any dud images were my fault, not the film. But even with expired chemistry, and under challenging lighting conditions, it’s possible to create an interesting image. This wasn’t what I was going for, but it’s probably a more memorable image.