First of the Roll, the random beauty of burnt photos

1 April 2019

There's something poetic about old cameras, about film, about not being able to go back. The Instagram First of the Roll account collects all the first burnt photos.

Those of my generation maybe still remember it, the younger ones most likely not, how to load an analog camera, how to handle a roll. Taking a picture was also that, they were all gestures that preceded the click. The golden rule was one, that is, to take one or two empty shots, shots that we would never have developed, fragments of reality literally burned, incomplete. 

Someone, however, thought to take all these first “wrong” shots and collect them in the Instagram account First of the Roll, whose bio rightly mentions “Account dedicated to the first frame of a 35mm roll.”


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