The Rescued Film Project

by Ruth on January 22, 2015

in Inspiration, Inspiring Me

I’ve gotten myself bogged down into web developing and designing a new website for my new business, The French Muse, so I am conscious that I’ve been less present here and on instagram. I can’t wait to unroll my new project for you, it is really really exciting!

Meanwhile, it’s not all CSS coding, sometimes a photograph or a video catches me and distracts me from the must-do work, one such video was this gem, The Rescued Film project, on recovering 31 rolls of undeveloped film from WWII , all moments in time captured forever by a WWII soldier.

I love how they describe what drives them to preserve these images:

“Every image in The Rescued Film Project at some point, was special for someone.  Each frame captured, reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered.  The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for reasons we can only speculate, was never developed.  These moments never made it into photo albums, or framed neatly on walls.  We believe that these images deserve to be seen, so that the photographer’s personal experiences can be shared.  Forever marking their existence in history.

Film is an organic material that degrades over time.  We are committed to rescuing as many images as possible, before they’re all gone.”

Frissons = french for when the hairs on your arm stand on end

enjoy!

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