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My Lucky Developments

One of my colleagues, having seen me with a film camera, brought his old Nikon F65 and gave me as a present. In a camera bag, I found an unexposed roll of Lucky film and decided to test the camera with this roll. As it hasn’t been refrigerated for a long time I expected it to be something…

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A Teddy Bear

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One gloomy day I was walking along the road and saw this teddy bear – the ready-made composition (and a sad story) on itself. But film is sometimes surprisingly unpredictable, as you know. After the film was developed I noticed this even more gloomy and faded effect the film and a camera had put into it.

The camera, by the way, was the old Soviet Rolleiflex-like camera Lubitel 166, which is infamous for its glitching shutter. It had happened to me before with this camera and it happened that time, the exposure was longer than I set and that’s why the whole image is shaky.

Still, as I said, the story itself is pretty sad, so all those mishaps only add up to it.