On the Paris trip I began experimenting with an Ensign Box camera.
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The little old brown box camera, an #ensign #boxbrownie as shown in action 4 posts back, works perfectly, this shot was taken in #lemarais #Paris about 10 days ago, came out perfect, no editing required, not bad for a 91 year old camera! Thank you @grahamrobinson8010 for the loan #original #nophotoshop #blackandwhite #blackandwhitefilm #film #filmphotography #nowandthen #liberte #egalite
The Ensign is an English version of the Box Brownie, probably made in 1926 – a simple roll film camera with minimal settings – two for focus and 3 for aperture and a big guess for shutter speed. Fantastic results considering the age and relative lack of sophistication of the camera:
an accidental double exposure
into the sun at the Pompidou centre