In this digital age, film photography often evokes nostalgia. Most of the time, this nostalgia revolves around using ‘old’ tools from to record today’s moments, but occasionally magical stories emerge about images and photographers of the past being discovered for the very first time, decades later. John Maloof (and others) brought Vivian Maier to the world after accidentally uncovering thousands of her negatives at a storage auction.
A new story that can’t help but remind me of Maier, is now coming out through Levi Bettweiser at the Rescued Film Project. But this one contains its own unique twists as well. Watch below as Levi talks about his discovery, and some of the thrills and challenges of having to deal with undeveloped film from World War II: