Here is the ultimate in deferred gratification. Tim Hannigan is interviewing travel writer Rory Maclean.
‘Look!’ he said, reaching across to his desk as I settled into my seat and switched on my digital recorder. He lifted a small, hard object like a battery. ‘I’ve just rediscovered this film, photographic film, Kodak film from I think about 1967. And I exposed half of it and then I thought, “Oh, well, I’ll wrap it up and expose the rest later,” and I never did! And what I love about it is the latent images that are there. What did I photograph? What is on there?’
‘Can you remember?’
‘No, I can’t! You know, they’re probably terribly boring and naff photographs. But I just love the potential there. I must never process it of course…’
The Travel Writing Tribe – Journeys in Search of a Genre, Tim Hannigan, Hurst, 2021, pp151-3