Found Film: Everybody’s Gone Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

This week’s found film has a little bit of a story to it. It was found by someone in a storage unit in Worcester, Massachusetts. I wrote them back and asked for more details, but didn’t get any. But anyhow, the film was advertised as “4 exposed rolls and 2 unexposed rolls”. They were 35mm rolls and still had the film tabs sticking out, albeit only 3/4 of an inch or so. To make sure they were unexposed, I cut off about 7 inches from the “unexposed” rolls and processed them. Nothing on them, so I assumed they were safe to use in photography.

So I used another piece of one to try and load a 126 cartridge. Only about 6-8 inches to just snap a couple of shots. But when I processed it, I found the photo at the top of this post on the film. Meaning the film had been exposed after all.

The film itself is slide film, which I processed as normal film – this is called “cross processing” and can give odd color shifts, but it’s just for fun, and I don’t know how, nor do I have the chemicals to process slide film. All the shots I got back were panoramic – in other words they were “double wide” 35mm shots. Who knows what camera was used. But all variants on a theme, and I think some of them are pretty nice. Here is a selection:

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

Found Film: Surfing

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