Sunset on the Salton Sea, November 2013
Although this streetlamp installation in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a tired subject for photos, I changed it up a bit by trying out my Zenit-E camera. 12 million were built in the USSR for 2 decades (60’s to the 80’s). They were exported to the west, but according to Wikipedia, people had a hard time being convinced that this clunky and primitive SLR with outdated technology was the right camera to take out for the day on the beach with the family. These two statements help to explain why I found it at a yard-sale in Gloucester Massachusetts several years ago. But it resulted in some interesting photos captured through a Carl Zeiss lens.
"What isn’t there, can’t go wrong."
Fall, mostly in Cincinnati, OH
The Argus-AF B-sides. When you have to manually estimate and adjust your focal length, you get interesting results.
Taken at FYF in Los Angeles using an Argus AF model camera. This bakelite camera was manufactured between 1937 and 1938 in Ann Arbor Michigan by the Argus Company, which is credited today for popularizing 35mm film in America at that time. The design of the camera is very close to the Leica cameras that were available at that time, but were available at a fraction of the cost. The University of Michigan owns the still standing Argus complex, which has some interesting modern design in their building.