After reading a bunch of articles about ‘forgotten films,’ I finally got a chance of my own. After buying a new analog toy I discovered a used film inside. I decided to get it developed and I got to tell you, I’m really pleased with the results I got from the lab.
During a visit to the semi-annual Fotografica fair in Nieuwegein (it’s in the Netherlands), this Kodak Duaflex camera caught my eye. it looked like it was in a pretty good condition, with a clear lens and viewfinder, for fifteen Euros. After chatting with the salesman for a bit we agreed I could take it home for only ten euros, so that was an easy decision. A couple of minutes later, I was walking along when I realized I hadn’t looked at the inside of my new purchase. I opened it up, and big surprise, hidden inside was a used film!
I showed the lost film to my fellow Lomographers and Sibel offered to send it to the Lomolab. Not a bad idea, I thought to myself, and a week later I got the results: amazing old black and white pictures showing everyday life in a beautiful environment. Thanks to some Facebook connections I learned the photos were taken in Belgium, as you could see the Citadel from Dinant in the South of Belgium, and also some people working on lace in Bruges! Looking at the cars, I’d guess these were taken in the 1950s, but I’m not entirely sure, if you can help me, shout something out in the comments!
These pictures have a real Lomo vibe around them, and they seem to be taken from the hip, I love them! So you understand this is the first thing I will be looking for at the next fair, second hand store or flea market.
Who knows how many treasures are still to be found, hidden in old cameras lying in dusty attics…