As we waited for the train to leave Rockaway, Queens after an amazing day of beach, sea and food, the sun just sat perfectly. We had a full carriage to ourselves and the light was just gorgeous. I was recently looking at the photos on my phone of this occasion and I thought I must have imagined the amazing light as it looked meh on my phone. Then when I saw this photo I realized it really was stunning light. Makes me love film so much. The team at Film Rescue also supplied me with B & W copies (below).
I was very kindly awarded the prize for best selfie for Expired Film Day 2017. for my self portrait taken in Val Thorens after travelling from Scotland-England-Switzerland-France during the 15th March. Below is my last photo from the day as I passed out in a tiny chalet bed.
Prize: Three (3) rolls of unusual expired 35mm Kodak film, including Film Rescue full-service processing.
Criteria: Best photo that could be captioned, “Hey creep, it’s not a selfie — it’s a self portrait!”
Comment: Hallelujah! Like a modern day Shroud of Turin. No need to carbon date — obviously expired! — Greg @ FRI
If you don’t know what Expired Film Day is, it’s a day to really celebrate the randomness and beauty of analogue film in its expired state. Every year across the world people take photos on March 15th using expired film. Polaroid film, 35mm, one month out of date or even decades. They then all submit them in for a competition and prizes.
So with my three rolls of prize film I decided I would take them on an adventure with me. So I took them along with me to New York for a few days.
The amazing team from Film Rescue International have now returned my negatives and high resolution scans.
There are some amazingly colours, bleeds and weird exposures. I love so many of them and so I will be posting one photo everyday of October, to begin with.
Keep an eye out on the blog and Instagram for the photos.