The urbanlight Whole Roll Project invites photographers to share the results of shooting an entire roll of film – warts and all.
We’d like to see an entire roll of film, including the clangers, the shutter jams, the bad exposures, the mistimed moments. Not just the frames when everything went to plan. (but yeah … them too please)
And why would I want to do that?
All cameras, films, developers, scanners and paper bring their own features, benefits and challenges to the skills that the photographer adds to the mix. The results can often be greatly rewarding,
Sharing an entire roll demystifies the process, can help show the film-curious what the reality of shooting film is and also give you an opportunity to discuss your process of shooting, developing and choosing photographs that are worth sharing and why you cull those that you believe are not.
Ah I see, I’d be an educator… So who can submit?
Any photographer, anywhere, using any camera, any genre, utilising any traditional photographic technique.
All film formats are great. A whole pack of instant film also great.
And please don’t think I’m only after urban shots, any theme is good.
The idea is to share a whole roll and give us some insight into the photographer, equipment, technique, location, or any combination of these.
So how can I submit to this madness?
Well what we would need to publish your Whole Roll submission is
- Details of what camera and film you have used.
- Details of how you developed / processed the film
- Details of how you scanned or printed the film.
- Some sort of digitised record of your whole roll.
This can be a guerilla scan of your negatives, a backlit shot of your contact sheet, or a scan of your negatives. This pic should be approx 1200px on the longest edge and have minimal photoshopping, we need to be able to see the difference in exposure between the frames to compare against your final scans.
- Scans of “each” frame from that roll.
When I say “each” please don’t think you have to include every frame, but you are welcome to. Remember we want to see the disasters as much as we want to see the winners. This project is as much about the process of capture, develop and scan/print as it is about sharing good photos.
500-800px wide at long edge is all we need here. Please number your files so they match the order shot on the roll.
- Description of each frame.
You may want to include details about the location that helps explain the challenges of the shot. You can tell us what you liked / disliked about the frame, what worked, what didn’t
- Information about you: Contact details, websites, facebook pages, twitter, anything to help people see more of your work.
Of course how much info you submit for each of these things is up to you and will vary on the camera/film you’ve used. Feel free to bombard us with technical information, or be as minimal as you like. You can be funny, people like funny.
Once you’ve got all that sorted, get in touch or just send your stuff across.
You can see all the Whole Roll Project posts here .