Over time I’ve posted various photos here (and over on Instagram) that I’d taken years – urr, decades – ago with my then 35mm camera. (One sample is here.) Well, I “re-discovered” it in a drawer yesterday underneath a pile of other half-forgotten stuff. Yes, my friends, this is it:
It is now over 25 years old. All of the cover photographs – fronts and backs – for my three novels to date were snapped using it. In fact that is the very camera that had prompted this discussion and plan:
Finding it itself wasn’t the biggest deal, though. I knew generally where I’d had it stored. More interesting is what I found inside it:
That’s right, it’s still loaded with film: a 24 print roll. I suspect it’s the beginning of it. A few seconds after seeing the film, I remembered I usually kept it loaded and ready to go.
A small “time capsule” into how things worked in the “old” days, kids. I have no idea how long that roll has been in there. I have not used that camera since at least 2000, when I got my first digital.
Amazing what we can stumble on, isn’t it? 🙂