The much-missed Haughley auction house and it's junk yard.
When I was a student my new friend Ellie took me to the Haughley auction house. An eccentric old man who dealt with house clearances ran it. Whatever didn’t sell was simply thrown out back. We skipped the auction and went straight to the junkyard. Amongst the usual household furniture there was also garden sheds, a caravan, boxes of books destroyed by the rain and an organ.
These photos were taken on my last visit to the auction house and the first film I ever shot on my Diana. I took my friend James who was keen to find another organ (he didn’t). We did find a turntable and a load of old records, a tiny Jesus Christmas decoration and a vintage suitcase (which I kept).
Unfortunately we can never go back. When the auction house owner died his inheritors sold the land. From house clearance to a housing development.
Have you ever had the feeling that you plan too much? It’s not a bad thing, really. It’s just that you may be missing out on some of the greater things happening at the precise moment you’re plotting your schedule, and you’re missing a lot if all you do is plan all the time.
The Rescued Film Project collects, develops and archives undeveloped or unwanted film from all over the world. Recently, the group acquired 31 rolls at an auction in Ohio, which, as it turns out, were from World War 1 and featured some amazing photographic footage of that time. Founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser talks about this exciting project.
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About a year ago, we introduced the Konstruktor to the world, and the little do-it-yourself camera has left us in awe ever since. Even the Viennese blogger, Fräulein Catherine (Miss Catherine), was keen on our 35mm SLR camera that you can build yourself, and she took on the DIY challenge. Here you can read more about the feat.