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Bellows of the Day #2072

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Bellows of the Day #2072

We stopped by an antiques shop on the way to get comics today. Alongside rainbow-makers and fancy silverware the place was stocked with dozens of old cameras, many Polaroids and Kodaks – names that held weight for nearly a century, and are just fading away now. Some of those arrangements of lenses and mirrors still case ghostly images of their subject through the viewfinder, and it was a little bit of a puzzle working out how to make those ghosts visible.

These are the bellows of the biggest camera in the store. It has no film (or gelatin plate), so you can see clear from the back to the glare of sunlight at the other end. We wandered through the whole store before finding it, though it certainly saw us as we walked in; perhaps we simply weren’t ready to see such a contraption before warming up with the smaller ones.

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Written by Umbrella Man

May 25, 2014 at 11:42 pm

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