Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Brownie Photos

A couple of months ago, I posted some photos I shot with an old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera with a reversed lens. I've been doing some more shooting with this camera, and here are the results.

I'm really liking the look of these photos. As I mentioned in my previous post, they have a look similar to that achieved with a 
Lensbaby. Where Lensbaby photos look a little too perfect, however, these feel more organic, and remind me of dreams or memories.

I've also purchased some 620 film spools, making it much easier to run film through the camera. As I wrote previously, 620 film, which is no longer manufactured, is the same size as 120 film, which you can still buy. The only difference is in the size of the film spool, but that makes all the difference in cameras which take 620 film. This makes old 620 film spools, which should be worth about 25 cents at most, more expensive to buy. 

I finally broke down and bought five spools on Ebay, at a cost of around $22.00. I roll 120 film onto a 620 spool, shoot it in the Hawkeye camera, then load it back onto a 120 spool for processing. That may sound like a pain in the butt, but it's really quick and easy, and worth it for the photos I'm getting with this camera. 
You can see more of these photos on my Facebook Fan page.


sonictruth said...

beautiful, i still need to get mine working properly...

p.s. Cal's is a shithole, played there once. just thought i'd share.

Tyler Hewitt said...

Cal's definitely had that sort of vibe about it!