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Old 08-26-2019   #1
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Old Film

Interesting piece about a Chicago chap who buys old cameras and rescues any film they may be still in them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07...SvIsriIuALf8BY

I can only find a FB bbc link for the visuals .

https://www.facebook.com/BBCOutlook/...TdIrvcIgZ94y8Z
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Fascinating ... thanks Michael.

The 1200 odd rolls of film shot and stored in the cigar boxes in particular is amazing in that the guy who shot it gambled that at some point in the future the film would possibly be processed.

I can also understand why he has given up taking photos since pursuing this interest ... I can relate directly to that. When I was given a box of processed rolls of 135 that had been in storage rolled in their canisters for fifty odd years and no one had a clue what was on them I spent several weeks living within those rolls. Working out how to unroll them without fracturing the brittle nitrate film and get it flat enough to scan absolutely consumed me. Then of course you suddenly find yourself seeing through someone else's eyes as the images start to accumulate and at certain points you almost 'become' the person taking the photos. It was one of the most surreal experiences of my life!
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My pleasure Keith. I had you in mind when I posted .
It reminded me so much of your project …. how many years ago was that now
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Wow, 1200 rolls from one photographer. Here is another video with some of the 30,000 images that have been rescued.

https://vimeo.com/rescuedfilmproject

and this:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=rescued+fi...ages&ia=images
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Thanks for that ...
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Here is another known person in Florida; who developed many old films.
Dated 2007.
http://emirco.net/photo/projects/Old...processing.htm
I was chatting with him few years ago.
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I collect old movie cameras. many have a half exposed film still inside. I have a whole box of mostly unprocessed Kodachrome sitting in a cupboard. Who knows...who knows?
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I think we are historians by instinct!
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I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film in them; did the batteries fail and they not realise or what? But the fact is they abandoned the camera, film and battery.


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I wonder about the charity shop cameras with film in them; did the batteries fail and they not realise or what? But the fact is they abandoned the camera, film and battery.
Most likely people die and their families abandon their stuff.
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