Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What is Found Film?

Exposed film found - Kodak Brownie Twin 20

Guest blog by Gidn Hendriksen

Simply put ‘Found film’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_film) (also known as ‘forgotten film’) is film that you sometimes find hiding or ‘living’ in old cameras at thrift stores, car boot sales or yard sales. I say living because some of them have a form of fungus or mold on the film emulsion, as you can see in the picture below. Together with base fog caused by aging of the film and/or exposure to heat and light it destroys any latent image on the film.


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