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The strangest

These are photos from August 2016 that I never published anywhere because I got swept up in the rush of packing, moving, and school.

My homeboy Link and I were feeling super inspired to be creepy after watching all of Season 1 of Stranger Things. One afternoon, we were sitting in my living room and he asked, “Have you ever been to the old cemetery in Antes Fort (the village across the river from my town)?”

He started explaining it to me, how it was tucked away in the woods and filled with crumbling Revolutionary War graves. So we decided it was IMPROMPTU ADVENTURE TIME and hopped in my car with some black-and-white film to go take creepy pictures. It helped that there were cornfields and a steepled church nearby.

I forgot about these for a while, but I was telling my friend about this cemetery the other day and it reminded me that I still had them. Enjoy the strange.

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Lost and found

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.

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