Recently my Dad and I were going through old papers of my grandfathers and came across these photos sitting in an envelope with a few Matsqui council papers, referencing a big flood that happened across the lower mainland – mostly Matsqui and New Westminster, when the dikes broke in the 1940’s.
The photos are contact printed on Kodak Velox paper (there’s a Velox stamp on the back) which I feel is why they are SO sharp. Though the camera likely has lots to do with it too, it got me speculating on which camera was used. Perhaps one of the higher quality folding roll film variety? If that was the case, it always astounds me the clarity and depth they have… and then immediately after having those thoughts my mind strays to annoyance – why can’t I ever get photos that sharp and with that kind of depth from a folding camera???
If your feeling up for the challenge we do have quite a few folders in the store right now. Some conveniently use 120 film, others use odd sized films. Modding 120 film to fit these isn’t for the faint of heart but it can be done. We also sell 620 film for any that take that size too!