The Forgotten Roll

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  1. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    I was visiting my parents last week and my dad said he had something for me. He handed over a half open film canister that had some B&W negatives stuck in it. They looked pretty worn, he said they had been sitting in the draw for a number of years and he had never printed or seen them.

    I took it home and sat them on my desk, thinking not much of it and decided to put it through my Fuji Frontier. Low and behold, there are photos of me as a baby.. that roll of film had sat in a canister collecting dust for some 15 years until he home developed it, it then sat in the draw (cut and uncovered) for almost another 15.. as I turn 30 this year I estimate I was around 1 - 2 years old.

    He shot this on Ilford Pan 50 in his Rolleiflex which we still have in the linen cupboard at home.

    I must say it was strange for me to scan a negative of me as a baby, that nobody else had seen before.

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    My dad has worked on movies constructed down under for most of my life, so I had a good laugh when I saw these photos on the roll. It's just from a 80's Barry Humpries movie called Les Patterson Saves the World (not Crocodile Dundee or anything of the like). You can make out some of the backdrops in the trailer below.

    Film Trailer

     
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  2. herzeg

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    Awesome read, photos. :thumbup:
     
  3. broccoli

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    You could have left off the bit about the filmset and I would have believed you were born in Morocco or some exotic "backstory" you created for yourself :D
     
  4. TwinII

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    Nice! What a great story.
     
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    pure gold there
     
  6. MR CHILLED

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    Very nice, and I really don't often like B/W pics.
     
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    this is awesome. Great stuff!
     
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    Great find
     
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    Cool story!

    Nice Dummie :D
     
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    Really cool story, awesome shots. :thumbup: #2 and #4.
     
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    Haha yeah thanks guys. Was really cool, hopefully when I go through the rest of the family photos there are some other similar stories & treasures :)
     
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    I was about to ask is that Morocco until I read the bit about the film sets.

    The background looked "moorish".
     
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    I decided on Morocco because of the name Chauvel, French Morocco, I'd dreamt up this entire exotic history....
     
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    I was right there on the same channel Broc.

    I thought perhaps his father was working with a mission to build a mosque for the poor people of the village.

    After working all sunlight hours a poor woman would bring them cups of dark rich tea, which they would have to drink using their left hands only to hold the cups lest the elders become offended and order the white men to be enslaved.
     
  15. broccoli

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    And that's the magic of photos.
     
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    ftfy :)

    Oh, and love the find mate. I can see there's definitely photography in the blood happening in your family.
     
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    you have stuff on your face :lol::thumbup:
     
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    I agree, a good story always makes for a great photo :)

    Ohh yeah, not much has changed :lol:
     
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    Are you still guarded by chickens when you have a little lie-down?
     
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    Whenever possible I have lots of chickens around when I lie down :)
     

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