“EXPOSÉ”: Photos Found From a 1929 Camera

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Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.

Inside the original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 folding camera was a film, labeled “EXPOSÉ".

Van Oers went to his friend Johan Hollema (who's been developing his own films most of his life) to get the roll processed in the kitchen. However, he's been warned that the recovery of the film and photos will be difficult.

Here are the developed photographs:

Van Oers ought that the photos were probably shot between the 1940's and 1970's; the film nearing the age of 70 years old. The photographs are all grainy and distorted now by time, but there's been enough detail to trace, The duo assumes that the camera -- seemingly barely used -- was owned by a traveler. One of the shots shows a scene of the Biarritz city in Southwest France.


Images are sourced from Peta Pixel.

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3 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    not quite sure you can still process the same film expired date if it's a color film. Got the very bad exchange with some analogue enthusiast in Indonesia when he gave me lot of cool look retro film at first sight but after I try to pull the very smelly cliche from the canister I start to regret for gave him 100 roll of empty canister as the exchange T_T

  2. svenblad
    svenblad ·

    I shoot a lot with very old expired films, like Ilford fp3, Kodak Tri-x pan, Agfa isopan, all expired in the early 60´s, and they all work fine. But with color film i harder, but if develop them as black and white you can get some nice results! :)

  3. svenblad
    svenblad ·

    I shoot a lot with very old expired films, like Ilford fp3, Kodak Tri-x pan, Agfa isopan, all expired in the early 60´s, and they all work fine. But with color film i harder, but if develop them as black and white you can get some nice results! :)

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