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Portrait of a Camera

Alf Caruana

Southbank, Vic, Australia

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This is an image created to illustrate an environmental portrait of an old camera called a “speed graphic”… the whole scene is meant to tell a story of a time when this camera was in use.

I hope you enjoy this marvelous piece of photographic history.

Here are some beautifully fitting words by "Wayne Cook ":http://www.redbubble.com/people/waynocook

It’s setting atop my desk,
Bit dusty, but the bellows are still pliable,
Haven’t shot anything in it,
More than 20 years,
Maybe 30….
Oh, but the negs….
Glorious things,
Like still nuggets in reverse
I’d shine that enlarger through one….
Whew…. those celluloids,
Never lost my awe,
The figures almost came to life,
There on the table.
Something about that lifeless frame,
I swear it moves when I turn my back.
Breaks my heart to leave it lay,
But the film…oh, god, it breaks the bank!

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