Reason # 18 why film is more ~magical~ than digital:
Sometimes, you take photos and never get them developed. Sometimes you forget about them for months or years.
But they’re still there! Lying in wait, chemically existing but physically invisible inside a little dark canister. And there’s something about developing old photos that has an air of archaeological discovery–when were these photos taken? What are they of?
Yes, I am waxing too romantic about it, but it truly IS fun to develop film long after you’ve forgotten what you shot with it.
Recently, I finished off a disposable camera that I started sometime last year (my best guess is around March 2013) and had it developed. A few are from this summer, but most of them are from last spring.
I also found an old roll of black-and-white Ilford HP5 that I shot over three years ago, and I finally developed it in my sink. I found a ton of photos from the big budget cut rally at LHU, plus apparently hanging out in a cemetery?
Anyway, I’ve also recently discovered several rolls of UNDEVELOPED MYSTERY FILM in a box of photo supplies that someone gave me. I want to develop them too, but I’m half-afraid that this is exactly how horror movies start.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve got now.