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The Joy of Receiving Processed Film Back from the Lab


If you’ve never done film photography before, then you’ve never experienced the excitement that comes from seeing your images for the first time after your film has been processed. After photographing his way around the Great Lakes, photographer Ed Wargin sent his medium format film to the lab for processing:

Waiting for film to come back from the lab is the closest thing to being a kid again, kind of like waiting for Christmas so you can rip open that one special present to see what is inside.

Well, three weeks later and the film has arrived. So I thought I would try to capture a little bit of the experience on video – just for fun. [#]

His resulting short film, titled “The Edit”, gives a taste of the joys of film photography. You can also view the project’s photographs here.

(via ISO 1200)