This is exactly why I shoot film. Creation for me is discovery, not control.
This roll was first shot at a picnic/concert by our friend Robyn in May of 2009. We then went off for the summer, I shot my thesis and promptly forgot about the roll. Earlier this April, I found it again, having no recollection of it being shot, so I tossed it in my bag and drove out to Bard.
Emma and I were celebrating our anniversary with a multitude of picnics, so I brought my new super16 K-100 along. We shot the short end, and sent it in for processing. This is what I saw.
This is why I shoot film. There are surprises in your dailies, and then there are secret films you didn’t know you were making. I feel like a vessel. I rolled when I rolled, cut when I cut and together Robyn and I accidentally wove something timeless and surprising. And to have two picnics at the same time! Divine.