Sunday morning I woke up to an email about RRAlexander – an avid film photographer, a fellow wordpress blogger, and most importantly, a good friend of mine.
His wife said: “I’m going through R’s list of contacts and I’m writing to people that I know R knew and had special friendships with to let them know that he left this life (as he would say) on Friday evening, August 16th ……. “
I was drinking on the deck with a friend who was visiting from Texas Friday night. I was finishing a roll in Jim’s Agfa Super Silette with the last roll of RRAlexander’s favorite film – Kentmere 100, which was reloaded by him literally. Later in the night (I supposed around the time of his passing give it or take), when it’s time to rewind it, it broke in half inside the camera a quarter way through rewinding. We all know film normally does not split in half, if anything the tape at the end gives out. Maybe I am thinking too much, or maybe he’s simply such a great guy who can make an impact in someone else’s life in such a short period of time, for me to think that much. Or…….
Now in honor of RRAlexander. I shall reveal the last roll of kentmere 100 that I got from him. After all it’s not a blog post without any photos. I hope I didn’t disappoint you my friend. Kentmere 100 in XTOL 1+2 with Agfa Super Sillette.
Rest In Peace My Good Friend.