Wednesday, June 25, 2014

1970s' Pictures of Ghost Town in New Mexico were Shot by a Kodak Instamatic 100

Edmund J Kowalski is an artist, painter and photographer based-in High Ridge, Missouri. These colour pictures below were shot by Kowalski in Colfax, New Mexico in the mid and late 1970s when he had a chance of traveling to the Southwest.

"They were shot with the second camera I ever owned, a Kodak Instamatic 100, first marketed in 1963, purchased new for me in late 1964." - He said. The Kodak Instamatic 100 is a simple camera, one element glass lens, only one aperture. There are two effective shutter speeds, 1/90 with the flash tower down, 1/40 with the flash tower (which loads AG-1 flash bulbs) pulled up out of the body. It used the 126 film (Kodapak) cartridge.

"These prints were printed about 35 years ago on ordinary Kodak paper. That speaks somewhat for the relative permanence and archivability of film photography vs digital image storage... 35 years ago," he continued. "There were no CD, flash drive, of hard drive storage means for photo images... and 35 years from now, the ones we have today will probably no longer be viable or readable."

(Photos © Edmund J Kowalski)

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