Posts Tagged ‘artifact’

What Modern Cameras Might Look Like if Dug Out of the Ground in 100 Years

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What will future generations think of the cameras we’re using these days? What will the cameras look like to them? Japanese artist Maico Akiba has a project titled “100 Years Later” that imagines what various modern commonplace objects might look like if rediscovered by people a century later. Among the objects are a number of cameras.
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The Marks of a Leica That Has Not Been Used as a Fashion Accessory

People who collect Leica M rangefinders or use them as luxury fashion accessories take great care to keep their cameras in pristine condition. Photographer Blake Andrews is not one of those people. He has been doing film photography since 1993, and his trusty M6 has plenty of battle scars from seeing heavy use over the years.

If you want to see what a Leica can look like when it’s used as a camera rather than an accessory, Andrews has published a series of interesting graphics in which he treats his M6 as an artifact, pointing out various features that you definitely wouldn’t see on a babied camera body.
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Unseen Photos From the Sinking of the Titanic Emerge After 99 Years

The 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will come in April of next year, and auction houses are already seeing a spike in the number of artifacts from the disaster being put up for sale. Among them are a set of previously unseen photographs made the morning after the sinking, which show the rescue ships, lifeboats, and an icy Atlantic ocean.
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