Throughout shooting this project I had one worry; that the first frame wasn’t going to come out. I thought that I hadn’t wound the film on enough before taking the first photo of the National Gallery. As I counted down I thought: “What if the frame is cut in half, or doesn’t come out at all? Then I’ve missed a massive part of the museums in London from my project!”. But really, that was the entire nature of the project; to shoot on a single roll of film. If it didn’t work out, then it didn’t work out! You may have noticed that one image in particular is quite blurry (Museum of London). I wasn’t going to leave it out and I wasn’t going to reshoot it because the whole point is these images belonging together physically on a single roll of film. Well, when I took what I thought was the final shot at White Cube, winding on the film I felt no resistance. I thought that maybe I had an extra shot, so held onto the film in my camera until I could make it back to the NG. And here it is, the 37th shot out of 36. I really enjoyed working on this project, although it was a challenge at times, and am looking forward to doing more single roll captures.
Photo © Jennifer Schussler