Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bob Dylan ages backwards!

A roll of Ilford HP5 film (incidentally one of my favourite black-and-white films) developed recently yielded images of Bob Dylan 31 years younger!

This photograph was shot by Mark Estabrook in 1978. The photographer stumbled upon a roll of undeveloped film while moving house recently, and after consulting Ilford Photo's technical team, proceeded to develop it.

Read the full story here.

I doubt anything we shoot today on SD and CF cards will be readable in the year 2040 (31 years hence), and yet this photo of Dylan looks as if it were shot yesterday, literally!

This is taking into account that the film wasn't stored in a refrigerator since 1978, but in some corner in the photographer's home, subject to fluctuations in temperature and humidity.

As Estabrook says, "Try that with a hard drive."

The return of film is imminent. In the words of a legendary intergalactic villain, "It is futile to resist."

1 comment:

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