Why do some people develop the lost camera films of total strangers?

A growing band of hobbyists are buying rolls of undeveloped film, getting them developed and looking at strangers lives from many years ago. Amelia Tait tries her luck The woman in the photographs had an eventful year. Which year, exactly, is unclear judging by the number plate on her car and her three-quarter-length cargo shorts, it was sometime between May 1995 and the early 2000s. Its undoubtable, however, that she had a good time: she went to see the Eagles perform live in concert, travelled abroad and splashed around in a sunlit swimming pool, visited an exotic bird sanctuary, witnessed a snow storm and then, to round it all off, posed semi-nude in her kitchen, exhibiting her nearly bare bum. …

Csar Pelli obituary

Distinguished architect who designed the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and One Canada Square in London Csar Pelli will be remembered as a designer of world-beating skyscrapers, but for him the quality of his projects was more important than their height. The Argentinian-American architect, who has died aged 92, is best known for the towering landmarks he added to the skylines around the world: the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. Many of those structures are the among the tallest in their respective city or country, but Pelli preferred to judge his own work in more abstract terms: the emotional responses they generated, the clarity and economy of their designs, and their contribution to their cities as visual symbols, as …