LOOK: This Guy Discovered An Old Film Roll Inside A Camera And Found 27-Year Old Photos!

Film photography is making a comeback thanks to a lot of enthusiasts. I myself had to experience re-living the days of taking photos by faith and waiting a while before seeing the results through a film photography class.

That suspense of waiting for the film to develop and have the negatives printed into actual photos add a lot more thrill to photography. But for film photography enthusiast Rolly Ebabacol, his hobby got him into an even more thrilling experience.

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

He shares with WhenInManila.com that film photography is a way for him to de-stress from work on weekends. So, on this particular weekend, he decided to visit a thrift shop and buy a secondhand film camera.

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He found a perfectly working point-and-shoot film camera from a Japanese surplus store for only 300 pesos. And when he went home to fully inspect his newly-bought camera, SURPRISE, SURPRISE! there was still a roll of film left inside.

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Rolly admitted that it was pretty scary to find a used film roll from an old camera. “What if it has a curse that will hunt me and the rest of the people who will see the photos?” he said.

He was also a bit skeptical about getting it developed and printed since there was no way to know for sure that there were photos in it–it could just be a waste of money.

But, he decided to go with it anyway. And after an hour of waiting, he finally got to see what was inside that film roll.

Take a look at the photos:

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

Photo from Rolly Ebabacol

It seemed that this particular camera was on a trip with two ladies to a national park and The Ainu Museum in Hokkaido, Japan 27 years ago! That’s right, the photos were taken in September of 1991 and it has stayed undeveloped in that camera until it got into the hands of a Pinoy film photography enthusiast.

There’s one way to preserve and share memories through photos!

Right now, it seems that some relatives of the two women in the photos are already reaching out to Rolly. So, I guess there’s more to this story! Stay tuned.

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