Found Films: separate site

Given the continuous increase in the years of my found films collection and the long work of development, archiving and cataloging that, with slowness, is almost coming to an end, a subdomain dedicated to sharing only these images has been added and will progressively be filled up over the next few months to replace the found films section on this site. To access the new space click on the image below. The link will then be integrated into the new…

A trip through time

The magic of found films lies in the ability to see first what others people, often long before,  saw themselves and wanted to capture on film while preserving memories often lost for a long time; it is the case in this series of negatives, which tell the unfortunately incomplete story of a holiday trip made by an English family (estimate according to the provenance of the negatives) in Northern France in 1921 (the year was clearly shown). Here in addition…

Found films-part II

A new roundup of found films … Found film # 3: Kodachrome 135 This is not properly a found film because the box was found with slides that were already been processed and framed but, these slides allows you to understand at least part of the reason for the veneration that many photographers have had for decades to Kodachrome. The box has the postage stamp of the laboratory which dates back to 1951 and cardboard frames seem to match those…

Found films

One of the most pleasant surprises that you may have when buying a used camera is to find inside a film exposed but not developed; Obviously, the more the camera was aged more the thing becomes interesting. My passion for the films was created initially by browsing this site which lists hundreds of photos literally recovered from oblivion. Over time I have come across several times in films and tried to establish a development method that could guarantee reliable results…