ww2 photos made with 1930s camera

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ww2 photos made with 1930s camera

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I sometimes make photos at ww2 events with my 1930s box camera.
Here are some of the photos I made;

http://www.joeri.net/photoalbum/vintagephotos

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THey are absolutely superb. The black and white ones look 'realer' than the colour to my eye

I know that the Kodachrome process has been essentially the same since 1935, and I'm guessing that you are using modern Kodachrome film (all other suppliers use the AGFA process)

however the colours on colour prints wash out over time and I guess I'm used to seeing actual ww2 era prints with faded colours.

Have you thought about doing your own developing on the B&W? We did it at school (a while ago I know) and it didn't seem hard. with some 60 year old kit it could be quite interesting.
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Agree with Dave - marvellous stuff. Totally evocative of the period you are portraying.

Dead jealous! :lol:
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Very good!

Definitionand composition virtually the same as my father's WW2 & Korean combat photos....and he was a professional photographer!!

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Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:Agree with Dave - marvellous stuff. Totally evocative of the period you are portraying.
Dead jealous! :lol:

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Excellent pics. I took some B&W photographs from the top of the World Trade Centre in 1997 and printed them on photographic paper that I bought at an antiques fair.

I guess that papers are circa 1945 - 55. They prints have a very authentic look to them. Will post them here if I ever get around to it.

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Post by Richard DeCrouern »

Excellent pics. I took some B&W photographs from the top of the World Trade Centre in 1997 and printed them on photographic paper that I bought at an antiques fair.

I guess that papers are circa 1945 - 55. They prints have a very authentic look to them. Will post them here if I ever get around to it.

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Very interesting images - they look very realistic and have a genuine feel about them - very different and yet the same as the stuff I'm getting back from Helmand at the moment.

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The black and white ones look 'realer' than the colour to my


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