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These ageing ribbons,
These silent tales,
Engulfed in a silver sea.


For years I have been hunting and collecting old used film rolls.
Secret stories clothed tightly in a sea of patient emulsion.
Found, sourced and bought from thrift shops, vacant estates and camera collectors, I have collected 22 undeveloped vintage rolls/ cassettes dating as far back as the 1930s.

The hour has come, to get them developed.

To contemplate the possibilities of what I might find is spellbinding...

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This project further accentuates an ongoing interest and intrigue in abandoned spaces, visual narratives and the power of the photographic image.

How The Funds Will Be Used

I discovered a Canadian-based photo lab last year called Film Rescue, who specialise in developing virtually all obsolete and expired analogue film. I have had a couple of old rolls developed with them before and these guys are incredible - with unique processing methods to salvage impressions and render an image from even some of the most weathered and damaged rolls!

The funding raised will be used for bulk international shipping to Canada, processing/developing costs, scanning and printing. Fingers-crossed that enough negatives will turn out, the project will culminate in a Perth-based photographic exhibition showcasing the images.

To help me raise funds and support the project, you can pledge any amount you like. If only 100 people donate just $6 each, we will meet the target! :)

Any additional funds raised above the target will be used towards the exhibition and future projects.

Thank you so much & wish me luck!
Love Shirin

The Challenges

There will always be unknowns, uncertainties and risks in the world of analogue photography. While I remain optimistic in the success of the project, I can not predict any of the results and will not know until all rolls have been processed.

Thankfully, there is wide variation in the types, formats, brands, dates and conditions of the film rolls I have collected increasing chances of success!

And hey, like my mother always said, you gotta take a leap of faith...
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on 29th Nov 2013 at 12:00pm. The payment portal is closed now.
A$10 +One 6x4" photographic print from one of the original found negatives.
8 Chosen | 92 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2014
A$25 +One 6x4" photographic print from one of the original found negatives PLUS: One limited edition 8x12" fine art photographic print on high quality archival matte paper* * Shirin Marshall Photography * International postage not included.
10 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is March 2014
A$50 +One 6x4" photographic print from one of the original found negatives PLUS: One limited edition 16x12" fine art photographic print on high quality archival matte paper* * Shirin Marshall Photography * International postage not included.
4 Chosen | 16 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2013