Monday, December 17, 2012

Curious case of double exposure

Here, pictured in the uncut grass of my backyard, sits Brownie camera I received last February from *bay seller. It is ancient No 2A model from the early 20s. This very simple box camera has one speed rotary-type shutter and 3 Waterstop apertures...that's it. I bought is because there was a roll of exposed film inside. The film turned out to be a 116 Kodak Verichrome Pan. Now, Verichrome Pan is later film, went on sale in mid-50s. It is also known for preserving the latent image very well. So, 4 minutes in very cold and very active developer and...

The images are all clickable. The first frame is unintentional, taken inside the home, probably by mistake, and it is different from the rest because it is exposed just one time, as it should. The rest are doubles. So, somebody in late 50s or rather 60s (judging by the clothes/hear style) is using already a very old Brownie and making mistake of moving the shutter lever twice. Oh, I know, I know why. These shutter levers work both ways: up and down, they open the shutter every time no matter what direction you move it to. So one can assume it is working just one way and that it should be returned to the cocking position least I once did, long time ago. And here is another one. The frames are no secret nevertheless, everything is clear: (man, little girl, pony)x2. I like this one the most:


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