1st roll from the kodak duaflex: acadian contractors & live oak road

It’s amazing how well this camera still works. It’s nearly 70 years old! Remember when companies still built stuff to last? Yeah, neither do I. But apparently they used to.

Film was Kodak Ektar 100, re-spooled onto a 620 spool.

The front property of Acadian Contractors (they like, build cranes used in offshore work or something, I’m not really sure) is always crammed full of rusty and/or barnacle-encrusted junk. I find it endlessly fascinating. It’s like a gigantic version of Hoarders.

The Vermilion River, on Live Oak Road.

I guess this is what’s left of an old pier. People still fish from the bank at this spot, there were old bait cans everywhere. Gross. Why are Louisianians such litterbugs?

You can see the entire set here.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. victoria evans
    Jun 22, 2010 @ 21:48:03

    Not sure if it’s that wonderful old camera or the particular film you used – but there’s a lovely “old world” dreamlike quality to your photos. Amazing clarity too. As you say, they used to make things that were built to last.

  2. pinstripebindi
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 04:40:35

    It’s the camera, I’m sure. After 7 decades, even a well take care of lens is going to get some knocks. Which I think adds to its worth!

  3. davidpadvorac
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:11:29

    Very awesome. I’ve only shot one role of Ektar film so far, but it seems excellent already.

    That’s a cool camera, too.


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