The View Camera Made Simple
Was hoping to get out and shoot today, but a bunch of errands nixed that idea. While I was out I did stop by the half price bookstore with a Christmas gift certificate that had been received early and found this neat little book by Berenice Abbott and printed in 1948. I figured if I can't get out to shoot the 5x7 today I can at least read about it. It is a very interesting and little book: about 5.5"x7" and originally sold for $1.00 (I paid $8).
Thought I would just share my little find and can hopefully shoot a still life or 2 inside after dinner.
note: they also had a photographic "cylcopaedia" from 1894 that was REALLY neat, but was $100. I'm hoping to head back and pick up one of two copies they have of A Vision of Paris (the Atget book with words by ?Proust?), but only had $12 left on the gift certificate, an empty wallet, and a price tag of $75. They were both in very nice condition, but the quality of the reproductions were very suprising for a book printed in the early 60's much better than the other Atget book (Volume #1 of 4, but they didn't have the rest so I didn't investigate any further). I think I may head back after Christmas when I'll have a little extra cash in my pocket and pick one up. As I was running errands I didn't have much time to look at the Atget book so if anyone has anything good or bad to say about it please share.
Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!