One Family Photograph Proves That Film is Magical and Still Matters
When I was visiting my family in Scotland, I found one of my Granny’s cameras. Inside, there was a roll of film. There were just 5 frames shot on it.
My Granny, Jessie, had passed away 18 months before my discovery. Her camera probably hadn’t been used for years before that. The film wasn’t in good shape; I didn’t really have high expectations that anything would turn out. So I shot up the rest of the roll and got it developed.
Only 2 of the 5 original shots came out. The big surprise is that my Granny is IN one of the pictures! Here she is, capturing the beauty before her eyes.
Apparently this was one of two cameras my grandparents used regularly.
As a family, we would often drive around the highlands on day trips or weekend road trips; it’s something that my grandparents and my mum enjoyed a lot. So it could have been my mum, my mum’s partner, my grandpa or even me or my sister who took this picture, which makes it even more special.
My Granny always had a camera with her and loved taking pictures. It’s one of the things I remember most consistently about her. I am very lucky to have found this picture of her.
I am also lucky to have had a grandparent who loved photography and was encouraging. My father also made sure we had cameras when we were kids. And it was always my Granny who wanted to see pictures I took.
Finding this image encouraged me. (PS: this is why film is magical!) ~shared by @laurelstorey