All images Copyright Poppy Frost 2010, all moral rights reserved.
I found a few rolls of 35mm film during a rummage through my grandma’s blanket box the other day. She’s a hoarder. Anything i throw out or look like i don’t want, she swoops upon it and keeps it forever and ever in her blanket box. There is anything and everything you could want in there, from old early 20th century perfume bottles to blue tack and tea lights. I had the rolls developed that day.
I love finding old rolls of film and being unaware of the images on them, the anticipation of waiting for the prints so exciting. Once you have them you can sit for hours and reminisce about certain events and remember where you were when you took them, how you were feeling, what the weather was like, its so interesting and brings back all sorts of memories.
The first roll of film was taken in my home town of Scunthorpe, it was just a colour ISO 200 film shot on my Canon AE-1 Pro camera i was bought by my grandparents for my 18th birthday. I love this camera and take it with me on most of my adventures. The images always feel so genuine, i feel like it cuts away all the bullshit of modern digital photography and leaves you with images that are so raw and honest. The first two of the images above are from this film, they are of a road near where my boyfriend lives and the figure in them is an old blind man i’ve made friends with over the years, he’s so lovely. It was taken towards the end of last year and i remember it being an absolutely freezing day but the sunlight was utterly blinding. I love the way the buildings and cars form very powerful silhouettes against the light pouring from the sky. The small areas of colour are so subtle.
The second of the films were shot on a Fish Eye Lomography camera. I bought it from Urban Outfitters a year or so ago and i think this was only the second roll of film i had ever shot on it. The last 2 of the images i have included above were from this film roll. They were shot in Blackpool in summer of last year, i lived there for a year whilst attending University. I loved going down to the beach in the evening when the sun was setting. I had my labrador puppy Frank living with me too (you can see his silhouette in the last image), so he loved walking on the beach and running in the sea just as much as i did. The sunsets were absolutely breathtaking. They made every day into a good day, no matter how rubbish it had been. I really want to go back there soon, just for this beautiful sight, and they do cracking fish and chips of course.