Bell & Howell is a US company that made movie cameras and projectors up until the 1970s. This model, the Zoomatic is the same model that captured the Zapruder film, the home movie that inadvertently captured the best sequence of US President, John F Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. As such, it is one of the most studied pieces of footage ever created in the twentieth century. After a dispute with the US government over the rights to the film, Abraham Zapruder’s heirs received $16 million in 1999 to relinquish ownership of the film to the US National Archives.
Michael Bradfield has produced a series of highly detailed photographs of 20th Century film cameras reflecting his commercial still life work. They are beautifully lit in his studio and then deep etched for printing, to best show the classic design elements of these historic analogue cameras. All the wear and tear of these cameras are celebrated with revealing lighting. Isolating the subject on a pure white background gives these iconic cameras the status they deserve.
For the limited edition inkjet print on A2 we use Canson Rag Photographique. 100% Cotton Rag. Acid Free certified to avoid paper degradation. Designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and respect the ISO 9706 standard.
The A3 and A4 inkjet prints are presented on photo-quality paper – smooth, white, opaque, with high uniformity and ISO9706 certification for longevity.