SHOW US YOUR FILM: LOCKDOWN STASHES
So, we are all in lockdown now and it isn’t only our mustaches that are growing. With little to shoot (there are only so many self portraits and fruit studies one can do) film stashes are going unused. Some people are even finding stuff in storage they forgot they had. So without further ado let’s see what people have during lockdown.
Hi I’m Darren from the UK.
I’ve got back into film photography in a big way in the last two years, I now own a substantial amount of film cameras. And obviously if you have film cameras you need film to put through it so here is some of the current stash of film that I have in my possession.
I have a mix of black and white and colour film and about half of my stock is either still in date or expired. The oldest dated expired film is use by jan 1964 and the newest to expire in Jan 2022, so you see I shoot a wide variety of film.
I’ve not shown the freezer stash but I’ve got 500 ft of bulk kodak tri-x 100 and 400 iso stashed away
My fav emulaton to shoot is Ilford HP5, Ilford xp2 super, kodak t max 100 and 400 and your own JCH Street pan 400.
Hello Bellamy and fellow film fanatics!
My name is Joe Abbruscato, I’m a high school photography teacher and freelance photog based out of Phoenix, Az, USA. I have a habit of picking up film and being a repository for others unwanted and unloved rolls, and after years of not knowing what I had strewn about multiple fridges, I compiled everything to catalog the absurd amount of film I’ve amassed.
Much of it is expired, but I do keep stock of fresh films as well for “important” shoots. After taking account, I tallied over 200+ rolls/packs strewn across 50+ different emulsions.
My favorite recent discovery was a batch of Kodak Tech Pan 2415 of unknown expiration; the rolls I have are super contrasty and produce really striking results. I’ve attached a couple of shots taken with it here; both taken in Flagstaff, Az. I tend to shoot everything under the sun, from concerts to street to portraits, so having myriad options at my disposal is awesome and interesting to experiment with.
Charles R Lawson
Check out my stash! Took the time during the apocalypse to reorganize and decorate my film fridge with etched glass vinyl decals I made.
Let me know whatcha think!
Charles R Lawson
lomo 800 and cinestill 800t
Created with RNI Films app. Preset ‘Kodak Portra 160 v.2’
I was visiting family in Florida for a few weeks right before the travel restrictions and event cancellations kicked in, so ended up stranded here staying at my mum’s for as long as things stay as they are.
As a result, here’s my somewhat strange, definitely unplanned ‘isolation stash’ — a mixture of film left in my mum’s fridge so I’d always have something to shoot on unplanned visits, film I was already traveling with in my lead-lined Domke bags, and a few rolls of B&W I’ve bought in recent weeks now that I’ve started developing here.
Figured as I’m stranded unexpectedly, I’d also lay out the ridiculous number of cameras I somehow have access to while here at my mum’s — apparently, I can’t even isolate away from most of my gear without way more gear than most people have in total, ha!
Some of them were in my bag for the initial 2-week visit which got me stuck here:
• Rolleiflex 2.8E
• Leica M6
• Leicaflex SL
• Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
A few had been in storage here for years, and I’d planned to bring them back to the UK for servicing (I’m now attempting to learn how to service them myself):
• Mamiya Press Super 23
• Mamiya Six (in its lovely leather case)
And *then* I’d purchased a few bargains from sellers in the States who didn’t know what they had, which I’d planned to pick up during my visit in early March:
• Canon 1N RS
• Canonet G-III QL17
• Olympus Pen FT
Lastly, the Canon EOS IX (APS SLR) was kindly sent to me by the folks at Kamerarescue (I have a large stash of APS film here, but had left my two APS cameras in the UK just for my planned 2-week trip), and the Canon AE-1P is my brother’s old camera, which was in his old room (which I’m now living in for the duration) — I’ve confirmed it works and will be teaching my niece (7) and nephew (5) how to shoot, as I’m now set up to develop and scan while stuck here :)
The outlier in the film selection is the unopened box of Fujifilm Provia 4×5 — all my large format cameras are in the UK, so unless I’m stuck here in Florida for 6 months or more (at which point I’ll justify buying a cheap 4×5 to leave here for future visits), it’ll continued to go un-used.
Thanks to everyone for being involved. I hope you are all safe and well.
Have you shared your stash yet? Your hidden fridge? Come on, get involved. Let’s see what you have uncovered during the lockdown.
Also, please make sure you submit your film through the link below, otherwise I might miss it (This is vital as I get an awful lot of mail).
I would love to see your collections, so if you want to send them in feel free. Perhaps you can include a couple of shots taken with your favourite films, that would be fun. Click here to send your stash. Please make sure you send the submissions to this link, otherwise they will not be featured.