‘Seeing’ archives

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One of my on-going projects is to digitise film archives from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. I started this process a few years ago, but have only recently decided to be more systematic – starting with those first boxes and moving forward. I mainly used Agfa CT 18 slide film, and like many others sorted the ‘best’ from the …

Scanning Old Photographs

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I have archives going back to when i started with photography, the 1960s. The first 35mm camera I could afford was a Prinz Mastermatic III, a re-branded Halina Paulette, purchased in 1969 just before I started at the university of Leeds. Here’s a 1973 advert – and note the difference in price with a Spotmatic, then one of ‘the’ cameras …