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Develop my backlog or sell it as "found film?"
Old 07-22-2019   #1
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Talking Develop my backlog or sell it as "found film?"

This article from The Guardian came through my email this morning:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2...CMP=GTUS_email

And I recently found a box with rather a large number of unprocessed rolls. Maybe 10 years or so old.
When I discovered my laxity and ineptitude, my initial plan was to send out a few at a time until I've got through the box and then try to not let that happen again.
But, after reading that there is, apparently, an actual market for "found film" apart from buying an old camera that happens to have film in it, I'm thinking about a different plan.

Gee, maybe I could make a few dollars from my photography...

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Old 07-22-2019   #2
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Haha! Yes!

I shamefully have a sizeable bin of unprocessed film as well.

I’ll have to look into it. Is it actually worth something?
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Hilarious ... photography's version of the lucky dip! lol
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well as long as you don't mind people peeking at your private photos I see no problem

Also, be sure not to include any umm NSFW content in there
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Love it. Could be a great way to dispose of expired film for more than the LOMO crowd might pay...
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I once was offered a large stash from some dood called
Hefner. Butt declined as I didnt want to see images of his boring family life.
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Do it. If whoever buys the film thinks they have discovered a genius it helps if you have left some cookie crumbs for them to come knock on your door.
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well as long as you don't mind people peeking at your private photos I see no problem

Also, be sure not to include any umm NSFW content in there
Those rolls will have a significant price increase.
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I wasn't being entirely serious about this, just offering a bit of fun. And, there are no NSFW images in any of my unprocessed films--very few people at all, in fact. So I'm really not serious about that part.
And, the few people that may be in those rolls are going to be mostly family.

And, in the last year both my parents have passed so I truly do need to get through that backlog and see if there are any of them.

I haven't shot much 35mm or 120 in quite a while since I have been shooting 4x5. I've been using a changing bag and a Stearman daylight tank for those negatives and am expecting the arrival of a good sized tank and reels for 35 and 120.

The color film will be going out in batches.

Unless, after you've seen what I have here in the gallery and on my Flickr pages and think I'm a genius...

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I like a good "found film" experiment from time to time. I've found some good ones. Its mostly just fun to see if I can develop them and get respectable results. The older the better.... Bonus points if its C-22 or similar defunct process.
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pre-masterpieces for sale - half price! done by the master himself!
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I like the pre-masterpiece idea. Does that mean I can sell my paper and pastels as pre drawings? It would save me a whole lot of work.

It sounds doable in a Philip Dick story.
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I once was offered a large stash from some dood called
Hefner. Butt declined as I didnt want to see images of his boring family life.

Hef once had hundreds of films/videotapes of his activities with women in the mansion grotto. He apparently destroyed them in more recent years because he wanted to respect the privacy of the many, many women who were on them. Imagine what he would have had, and who might have been in them.
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The Real Camera Company in Manchester (England) has occasionally offered for sale films they've taken out of the cameras they buy.
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Bury it somewhere in your house or garden, and in an unknown number of years or decades become posthumously famous when someone discovers it! Just kidding, since I read through and now know what’s on them, but that was my first thought when I read the headline.

Cheers,
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