Twin Lens

Twin Lens

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Widely imitated but never bettered, the Rolleiflex was the camera of choice for Street and Fashion Photographers. Beautifully simple in its design, Rollei had all the hallmarks of a German manufactured gadget; precision, durability and high quality. It was released in 1929 and was awarded the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in 1937 in Paris. It was used extensively during WWII because of its portability and durability. Less obtrusive than SLRs (Single Lens Reflex), the Rolleilfex’s TLR (Twin Lens Reflex) design was better suited to capturing a candid image. After the war it became the camera of choice for fashion and celebrity photographers and for the celebrities themselves.

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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.