Marianne Barnhardt  

It Happened in a Flash by Marianne Barnhardt

June 2021 - It Happened in a Flash

About the Image(s)

Found this old Argus and photos in a box and thought how time flies. I held my little Samsung SM-N975U and captured a photo thinking how fast this little unit was, with an SD-card right to my computer. No wait for the film to process. When I pulled it up on the computer, I thought this is a cool picture for street photography, we used to carry our cameras everywhere. The flash, the bulbs, the film. We Waited, and waited, and developed. We loved anything that came out. I wasn't in love with this shot. 1/60 of a second, ISO 250, f 1.5. on the kitchen table. I looked at my Sony a9 and thought about the 24-105. Would I be happier, what I can do with these props. Since this photo I have imagined a million plots, ideas, places to take photos with stories within stories of cameras and photos. Realizing that I am the photographer in all the stories, and I can choose how it begins and begins again.

5 comments posted

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
I like how the items are featured in this photo. It shows a unique era of time.   Posted: 06/10/2021 08:08:22
Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Thank you. It definitely was!   Posted: 06/14/2021 16:52:21

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
What a treasure to bring back old memories. I remember the twin lens reflex days. Yes, it is how street photography started. Thanks.
  Posted: 06/15/2021 16:53:39

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Yes, it is how street photography started. We have really come a long way.   Posted: 06/16/2021 07:23:19

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Marianne, image in the camera upside down, and you had to carry a truckload of flash bulbs.... The invention of the electronic flash, changed our life's !! Great historic image indeed. The printed photos in the image look like polaroid.   Posted: 06/17/2021 06:57:18


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