Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Huntington, NY

I wandered around my hometown last week looking for interesting visual images. I found these two.

It's surprising how sharp the pictures are, given they were taken with a 1957 Kodak Brownie Starflex camera that cost $10 new. Its cheap plastic lens is aided by the high resolution of 127-roll film (ISO 100).

To me, creating images this way feels like magic. What do you think?







22 comments:

  1. Oooooo....these are really wonderful! I was googling to buy a Brownie camera before but never did get the chance to buy one. Your post just made me want it again!

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    1. Thanks! Brownies are easy to find because they made and sold so many (over 10 million). Many garage sales and thrift stores have them for as little as $5. Because their mechanics are so simple, most still work. Good luck!

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  2. That graveyard picture is straight out of the original "Night of the Living Dead"! Such a cool quality of photo!

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  3. I particularly love the graveyard shot! xxx

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  4. I especially love the headstones, I find cemeteries to be very calming.

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  5. Very great pictures for a camera of that age/price point! Something truly special about more analogue options.

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  7. Beautiful black and white photographs. They look very timeless. Hard to believe they were shot with a ten dollar cam!

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  8. I was one year old when that camera was in the market! lol

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  9. Ah, that's very atmospheric! Interesting grave stone too!

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  10. This will come as no surprise, I'm sure, but I am more than a little bit enamoured by your serene, beautiful graveyard shot. What a lovely early 19th century headstone to shine the spotlight on. (Fascinating, lesser seen spelling of that first name, too. I wonder if perhaps this family had immigrated from Europe in recent generations?)

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  11. These images are haunting and lovely! You have an eye for a shot.

    And thank you so much for my holiday card- that was so sweet of you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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