Rachel is a writer whose work has appeared on i-D, The Guardian, Broadly, Fusion and more. She also works as a freelance editor and translator, and dabbles in film photography in her spare time.
I still don’t know how to get blood out of leather. It’s dried onto the tongue of my boots and the front of my jacket, which I haven’t taken to the dry cleaners yet, either. I’d feel bad for them having to scrape months-old erythrocytes off it.
Hillvale is in the business of developing and scanning film. They’re open weird hours but you can drop your film in various dropboxes around the city. Recently, we had our very own Hillvale dropbox installed in the shop. It’s like a shiny black piggybank full of people’s memories that’s emptied once a week. I caught up with Hillvale co-founder Andy Johnson to chat about the weirdest rolls he’s ever developed and why film tells stories better than digital.