Kati Dimoff, a photographer from Portland, discovered an old thrift store camera with rolls of undeveloped film, and to her surprise, one of them contained amazing shots of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. “Every time I’m in southeast Portland, I run into the big Goodwill on Grand Ave and check all their film cameras for exposed but undeveloped rolls of film. If I find one, I buy the camera and take the film to Blue Moon Camera and Machine in the St Johns neighborhood to have it developed,” Dimoff told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Some of the shots showed Mount St. Helens way off in the distance with just the little puffs of ash from the beginning of the eruption, with the longview bridge in view, so it must have been shot from just off Highway 30,” adds Dimoff.