The Lost Rolls

Last year I attended a talk with Ron Haviv at CreativeLive about his new book, The Lost Rolls.  The entire book is comprised of images that were recently developed from a lifetime of shooting images.  Many of these rolls were left undeveloped for years, some images were from personal projects, others from stories from around the world.  Ron's speech was moving.  He described having a preconceived notion that once you witness an event as powerful as conflict and capture an image, that the event will stay with you.  He was astounded that in reviewing the images from the developed film, that he could not place all of the events, time, or even the country.  

At the end of the talk, he encouraged everyone to go home and to find their own lost rolls, rolls of film that remained undeveloped.   

In 2011 I bought an old Rolleiflex and spent some time shooting images of friends and family.  I developed some of the film, but when I moved last year I found a handful of rolls that I never got around to processing.  I recently had the film developed.  I held up the negatives eagerly as if opening a gift, searching for old captured moments and trying to recall the memories that surrounded them .  Here are my lost rolls.  

 

 Simon Ewing's dad carrying apples during the community apple pressing event, 2011. 

Simon Ewing's dad carrying apples during the community apple pressing event, 2011. 

 Simon Ewing and Avery Lutra Bowron, apple pressing, 2011.   

Simon Ewing and Avery Lutra Bowron, apple pressing, 2011.   

 Aaron Hefty (now Hefstad), playing banjo at Dusty Strings, 2011. 

Aaron Hefty (now Hefstad), playing banjo at Dusty Strings, 2011. 

 Callie Runestad (now Hefstad), and Megan Ihlenfeld (now Welty) at Discovery Park, 2011.   

Callie Runestad (now Hefstad), and Megan Ihlenfeld (now Welty) at Discovery Park, 2011.   

 Jacob Freese at The Broken Spoke in Port Townsend, 2011.  

Jacob Freese at The Broken Spoke in Port Townsend, 2011.  

 Waves. Port Townsend, 2011.  

Waves. Port Townsend, 2011.  

 Blink.  Christine Hulburt, 2011. 

Blink.  Christine Hulburt, 2011. 

 Grant Haynes and Christine Hulburt in Grant's art studio. Port Townsend, 2011. 

Grant Haynes and Christine Hulburt in Grant's art studio. Port Townsend, 2011. 

 A couple with their goats in Bellingham, 2011.  

A couple with their goats in Bellingham, 2011.  

 Walking the goats in Bellingham, 2011. 

Walking the goats in Bellingham, 2011. 

 Arie Voorman at Lake Serene.  ~2012?   

Arie Voorman at Lake Serene.  ~2012?   

 Waterfall.  ~2012. 

Waterfall.  ~2012. 

 Mike and a waterfall hiking from Lake Serene.  ~2012. 

Mike and a waterfall hiking from Lake Serene.  ~2012. 

 Behind the scenes at Creative Live with Gale Tatterersall, 2011.    

Behind the scenes at Creative Live with Gale Tatterersall, 2011.    

 Holstein cattle, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011. (Color film converted to B&W.) 

Holstein cattle, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011. (Color film converted to B&W.) 

 Tyrel Messer, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.  (Color film converted to B&W.) 

Tyrel Messer, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.  (Color film converted to B&W.) 

 Tyrel Messer and Shane Elkins, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.   (Color film converted to B&W.) 

Tyrel Messer and Shane Elkins, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.   (Color film converted to B&W.) 

 Tyrel Messer and Shane Elkins, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.   (Color film converted to B&W.) 

Tyrel Messer and Shane Elkins, Beaver Creek Ranch, 2011.   (Color film converted to B&W.)