Found Film! - A journey to discover location.


So, back in summer 2011 i bought a batch of films from a boot fair, it was all 120 film, with some boxes of paper for prints. All of this for £3 = bargain!

It wasn’t until i got home, i realised that one of the films had been exposed. A Kodak T-max 400 in 120 format. This was quite exciting so i sent it off the lab, a little worried because i didnt know what was one it, but excited at the same time.
Results came back and i was pleased! I had an email from the lab saying they thought the photos were taken on a box camera.

First insight to the film – and i guessed it was London because of the bus in the background.

Next task was to discover the location in which the photos were taken.

These photos really helped me discover the location. The lab had send me a cd, and i was able to zoom into the photos to read what the plaques said.

A quick google search and I discovered that it was William Budd and Budd family mausoleum which was in Brixton in London. (so i had guessed the London bit correct!) And there just happened to be a clock tower behind the mausoleum – which was also on my roll, And is Lambeth Town Hall.

These are from St Matthews peace garden which is behind the mausoleum.
Unsure what this is – but its in the same area next to St Matthews church.
The last is the most exciting, Im still unsure where this photo was taken, but it reveals part of the person who took the photos – in the reflection of the doors.

Its a shame its not a full reflection!
Still to be decided on is also a date when these photos were taken!

written by ehmahh on 2012-01-22


  1. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    cool finding and nice blog entry!

  2. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    @nacarilegea thanks :)

  3. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @ehmahh did you keep the paper backing? You may get a clue from the design or print as to a possible date range from that? Don't know, just a thought.

  4. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    @adam_g2000 no i didnt unfortunately! - Well the lab would have kept it!