The Story of the Project
These ageing ribbons,
These silent tales,
Engulfed in a silver sea.
For years I have been hunting and collecting old used film rolls.
Secret stories clothed tightly in a sea of patient emulsion.
Found, sourced and bought from thrift shops, vacant estates and camera collectors,
I have collected over 30 exposed undeveloped vintage rolls/cassettes dating as far back as the 1930s.
In January 2014, I had them shipped to a Canadian photo lab called Film Rescue International, who specialise in developing virtually all obsolete and expired analogue film - salvaging images from even some of the most weathered and damaged rolls. The wait was spellbinding.