I have always been a lover of photography and visual arts. When I was younger it became a huge part of how I communicated and expressed myself. I loved the act of capturing a moment in time and wasn't really concerned with the result. It was almost like the very act of releasing the shutter was enough for me. So over the years I've accumulated quite a few rolls of undeveloped film.
And that's how I came up with this project; THE FORGOTTEN FILM.
Over the course of the next several months I will be sharing these rolls of undeveloped film.. one roll at a time. They are completely random and every roll I develop will be a surprise. And that's what I find so exciting about it. All the rolls are mixed up so I might find myself looking at photos from 3 months or 10 years ago. All these special memories that were collecting dust are now being revisited.
And so, PART I, FILM ROLL I:
This particular roll was taken in the Summer of 2009 at South Point on the Big Island. I had just graduated from college and was spending my last summer as a what I felt like was my "youth." A friend came to visit and a couple of us decided to go on a little road trip. We always went on these epic adventures during the summer [I really miss that.] I remember stopping on the side of the road to look at this vacant building and, as my friend Nick approached, a horse suddenly appeared. He [Nick] definitely got a little freaked. But it was such a beautiful juxtaposition and unique moment. The horse remained curious and placid. There were actually several horses in the building [probably trying to escape the sun.] The building and old windmills got torn down since then and don't exist anymore. But it's these sort of images that remind me of my youth and the kind of freedom I felt.
SOUTH POINT, Summer 2009.