Saturday, October 17, 2009

Brownie Holiday

Like most photographers I have a pretty ravenous habit of collecting old cameras, either for decoration or experimentation.
The term Bibliomania refers to someone who habitually collects books, so I assume I suffer from what can only be called "CameraMania"....unfortunately that sounds like a Geriatric Cruise theme! So in time I will think of a more appropriate name.

Recently I was shown this website, wherein the author collected old cameras, tested them, and shared the results. Junk Store Cameras

Needless to say I was inspired and wanted to start my own log of Camera experimentation!

For my first entry I wanted to begin with a camera very special to me, one that was given to me by my Grandmother, a Kodak Brownie Holiday.

Even though this is probably one of the most abundant "vintage" cameras you could ever find, this particular one is still very important to me.
It was produced from 1953 to 1962 and was widely popular. For my experiment I chose Efke R100 127 film, developed it in D76, and then scanned.

To me this Camera has an incredible look, it's somewhere between a true View camera and a LensBaby. The Depth of field just swirls away. Very unique looking results.

1 comment:

  1. Love the look of the brownie shots.
    You really need to shoot more with this camera, too bad we can't get color 127!!