A little while ago I purchased a couple of vintage cameras, a Kodak Box Brownie from the 1930’s and a Voigtländer from (I think) the 1950’s. I haven’t actually tried to use them yet but I’ve had some fun this afternoon playing around with them and taking their portraits. It struck me as I clicked away with my trusty modern Nikon how much things have changed over these many decades and yet how they have also remained the same.
For the photographer the game as always, is the search for light, drama, colour, beauty, passion, contrast, only the equipment has changed to allow us to capture more of these things more efficiently. As I placed my cameras on a background of some copies of Vogue magazine from the 1930’s and 40’s, I looked at the amazing images from these times taken with very basic cameras by today’s standards and wondered whether in fact we have really advanced that much?
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