Developing a 3-Year-Old Roll of Film From a Trip to Miami, Florida

See parts of The Magic City through black and white film photography

Andrew Clay
2 min readMay 22, 2023

Camera: Nikon FM2 | Film: Kodak Tri-X 400TX

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There’s nothing more exciting than discovering a roll of undeveloped film. It’s both a moment of pure bliss and anxiety.

On the one hand, you don’t know if the roll of film is still good enough to turn out, but on the other, is the possibility of reliving dozens of memories once forgotten.

Fortunately, this roll of film held up over the years and I was able to relieve a few memories from my adventures of living in Florida.

I didn’t have a core objective for the shoot other than to capture elements of Miami without capturing the obvious: diverse people and vibrant colors of the city.

Using the harsh Florida sun, I was able to create a high contrast within the images to draw attention to the palm trees, buildings, and landscapes that make Miami so unique.

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