I like to think of all the old pictures my old brownie has captured over the years. Nearly 80 years old, the Brownie Six-16 was introduced in 1933 and produced pictures 2 1/2 x 4 1/4″. It’s distinct art deco design on the outside of the box makes it a pretty addition to my fireplace mantle where it sits and seems to taunt me. I don’t ever run film through it. I just like the look of shooting through the distressed viewfinder to capture a unique image. One of these days, I’ll figure out how exactly to make a print from what I’ve captured, but for now it’s fun to experiment and play.
So when this week’s theme rolled around, my thoughts turned to my old Brownie camera to capture a frame where the picture quality was somewhat distressed by time. For this frame, I grabbed my 100mm macro and shot through the viewfinder of the brownie toward my son near the window. Incidentally, he gave me this rather curious, bemused expression when I told him the theme for this week.
This year, I have joined with 16 other photographers across the world from the Bloom Forum to make a circle of photographs with our blogs each week. In that circle, each photographer links to another’s unique interpretation of the weekly theme. After viewing my pictures, please be sure to visit the very talented Jessica Nelson next at The Gaggle Photography in Dayton MD to see her “Distressed” photograph for this week.