Houghtons Ltd was one of Britain’s most successful camera manufacturers. This Ensign dates from around the First World War. Exposing single sheets of film at a time meant you had to be careful about your photo choices. The distinctive bellows were a remnant of earlier, larger and more cumbersome cameras but they allowed the camera to fold away and fit into a neat pack.
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.