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Its a camera minutera as used by street portrait photographers. They shot a paper neg, developed it inside the box, then flipped up the arm on the front and photographed the neg to make a positive which again was developed inside the box. Most of the cameras are homemade.

I know a guy who still does this here in Tenerife, and there are quiet a few in Spain and also South America. 

 

Phil

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13 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

Its a camera minutera as used by street portrait photographers

Wow, top marks, always wondered how those worked, here's someone who's made his own in Hampshire, UK

 

http://oldphotoprocess.blogspot.com/2017/03/kamra-e-faoree-building-afghan-box.html

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Many thanks Phil.

 

This is from Kos early 1970s. The picture is in a children's playground, and there is a person sitting to the left with some sort of screen draped between two trees to create a background. 

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Amazingly impressive. I take it polaroids are too pricey for the tourist market?

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10 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

Wow, top marks, always wondered how those worked, here's someone who's made his own in Hampshire, UK

 

http://oldphotoprocess.blogspot.com/2017/03/kamra-e-faoree-building-afghan-box.html

 

Thanks for the link Harry. Interesting. We have it so easy! 

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Here's a bit more:

 

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Detail of paper neg being photographed...

HFABYR.jpg

 

HFAC00.jpg

This guy was in Havana, Cuba and that's me and Gill in the neg...

 

Phil

 

 

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We had this done in Tijuana in 1987, donkey, sombrero and all. It seemed prehistoric then- extraordinary that it's still a thing now.

Ah, archive. You blink and it's 40 years.

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Thanks, folks, for a very interesting thread. Something to learn everyday!

Jim.

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3 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

This guy was in Havana, Cuba and that's me and Gill in the neg...

Now that's what I call 'Limited Edition'.

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27 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

Now that's what I call 'Limited Edition'.

The ortho response of the paper makes you look really swarthy as I recall.

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1 hour ago, Harry Harrison said:

Now that's what I call 'Limited Edition'.

Indeed.... And I got both the neg & the positive, have them framed together...

 

Phil

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8 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

Indeed.... And I got both the neg & the positive, have them framed together...

 

Phil

I guess "never sell your negs" doesn't apply when your customer is out of the country on the next flight.

That said, I did sell some once, 16 years after the session, for £280. They even got the transproofs.

That was my last portrait sale.

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Hi Guys Just wanna Ask Is Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Approved by Alamy  To take Photos Then upload Them here ?  

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No.

Tiny sensor ( less that 1/20 the size of APS-C), long fixed zoom, no RAW capability.... all no-nos here.

Looking at some samples confirms it.

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