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 collected 31 undeveloped vintage rolls/ cassettes dating as far back as the 1930s.
On the 29th 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, and at times painful.
On the 22nd March 2014, I received the first negatives.