The first few exposures

on a roll of 35mm film were always throwaways: quick advances in the roll to get to the guaranteed unexposed stuff. When the film returned from the lab, the loading shots were always a part of the thrill of the first look.  Half blurred, maybe part of a face, probably lots of cables on the ground.  I miss the occasional frame that would make me smile and rethink my process.  With my Hasselblad, a chip’s replaced my film backs.  Happily, I have an occasional equivalent: when I overshoot the buffer’s speed, I still get an image on the card – just not the one intended.  Here’s WFMT radio  program host George Preston:

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