Friday, January 31, 2014

110 Film from Summer of 2012 pt 1

I went through 3 rolls of 110 film rather quickly during the summer of 2012. I photographed with abandon, not expecting the expired film I was using to work, not expecting to find a place to develop it.

The finished rolls sat on a shelf. Every once and a while I would look at them and think about researching places to develop. I would have a circle of thoughts going from, "it will be too expensive, why bother" to "no one will develop it" to "they're probably blank rolls anyways" and then forget about the rolls until this same circle logic returned after I saw the sad little rolls sitting on the shelf again.

Why did this happen? Why did I so thoughtfully procrastinate? I don't know. Maybe I just like the surprise that comes with developing rolls of film after completely forgetting what I shot with them.

So, here I go now in sharing some of the 110 film with you and my attempts at remembering why this picture happened.

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I made a point of taking pictures of lighted signs thinking to myself "this is a photo project I can do!" But, I forgot immediately after taking only 3 pictures of signs. Life long project?

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It only makes sense that I would eventually get around to photographing all that I can within walking distance of my house. This is where I live and the things I see every day that I compulsively photograph. I have multiple pictures of the same images, especially of spaces that are physically the closest to me, like this shelf:

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My intention then with the 110 camera that could possibly be broken with film that had expired was to not think very much about taking different or new images. I took snap shots. This may be the reason why it took me so long to finally develop the film: I see these things every day.

3 comments:

mallorygallery.com said...

I have this same EXACT thought process every time I look at the roll of film with "Kiley" scrawled across the top in black marker.

Our double exposure mail switcharoo roll is sitting on my desk as we speak.

I have excuses, but you don't want to hear them. I will mail it to you someday, I promise.

mallorygallery.com said...

Oh and the photo of the sunbeams way out on the ocean is gorgeous.

Let It Be Raw said...

Yes! If you do decide to mail it, let me know! I may have a different address from the last time we emailed, so we can check in. letitberaw@gmail.com

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