Yesterday I was fortunate enough to come home and find an extremely generous gift from my good friend Peter, sitting on my doorstep. (…which I very much appreciated, because the day was extremely crappy, to say the least).
50 beautiful rolls of Tri-X 400.
It was almost enough to make a grown man weep with joy. (Ok, maybe just a “film nerd” like me…)
In any case, I did what any self-respecting photographer would do, and promptly ripped it open.
“…and then there were forty-nine.”
The shot above is the first shot, on the first roll, on the first day…um…of the rest of my life.
(Or something like that…)
And thus, in a somewhat muffled ‘click…’ the “50-Roll Project” was born.
…and my life had purpose once again. (Ok, yes. Fine. I’m being overly dramatic here…but this is serious stuff.)
And so it comes to this:
Over the next (I don’t know how long…hopefully before they all expire!) I am going to shoot, develop, and post a sampling of photos from every single roll. It may be two, or three, or five (it will actually be however many I darn-well please…) but there will be something from each and every roll. Hopefully weekly. Or so.
I am hoping to inspire others to take the plunge, and keep the art alive. I wouldn’t have done it without Peter’s inspiration.
Therefore, without further adieu…I bring you:
(Ok, actually…one…maybe two more issues: The first roll was expired, and I only shot 24 out of 36 exposures, because I was impatient and wanted to get it developed and get some pictures up!!)
(Now I need to go and find somewhere to keep all my negatives!)
I hope you enjoy…now go enter Peter’s contest and win the other 50 rolls!!