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A body of work made from the discovery of an exposed but unprocessed roll of C-22 Kodacolor Film which was originally found in a charity shop. Introduced by Kodak in the 1950’s, C-22 is an obsolete process for developing colour film. As a result of this, the film had to be hand developed and the resulting images hand printed in the darkroom. Due to age of the film ( C22 Kodacolor film was discontinued in 1972  ) only 6 images were recovered from the roll with 16 possible frames. The other 10 have been transformed into something else. A blurred impression of a memory made by an anonymous photographer.

For Jones, the images found on this film are considered equalisers. A day trip, a holiday and a funeral all become equal on the single strip of film. As the individual frames on the negatives blend into each other so do the events recorded. The boundaries between what is fictional and what is real become distorted and a fragmented narrative is imagined. In the history of Found photography, often mundane and seemingly banal images can lead us towards the idea of documenting our collective memory. The work raises ideas about ownership and authorship. Who do these anonymous pictures belong to and who is allowed to view them? These images made with the most honest intentions, were never made to be seen by me or you, yet offer an interesting comparison to the way in which we share images now.