Old Cameras

When I don’t have the time to shoot glass plate negatives using the wet plate collodion process, I use two old cameras and shoot 120 film. The first one is a Brownie Hawkeye. It has a meniscus lens, which isn’t bad. But if you flip the lens around you get a tack sharp center and an almost dreamlike out-of-focus falloff. I’ve just started using it for some pictures. The ’50 Dodge was shot with that lens. The other camera I use is a 1920’s Kodak No. 2 Brownie Box camera. I used it to shoot “An American Landscape 1,” “American Farmstead” and “Winter Road.” I call it my point-and-shoot.
“An American Landscape”
“Winter Road, Adams County”

Seed Truck, Camp Point, Ill.

Birds on a Wire

’50 Dodge

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~ by tomngerri on June 28, 2012.

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