I know it looks like "Fronrbox" but it's not. It's a Frontbox
made by Balda
It's a box camera and it has a front.
There are four models of Frontboxes
one pictured above was made in 1938 making it seventy three years
The camera has tripod mounts on the side and bottom. Two iris openings
and a spot for a cable release. I don't recall ever seeing a box camera
with a provision for a cable release.
The viewfinder windows are nearly useless due to seventy years of crud
buildup. I may try and get them off to clean them and their mirrors.
I'm continually amazed at the condition of ancient camera like this. It
must have spent many decades on the shelf.
The shutter goes "clicklunk." The negatives have cool, rounded edges.
Little Blue Wagon
Many photographers have influenced me but none more than Diane Arbus. I
think Diane and I saw the world in similar ways.
There's an oddness to much of what I see around me. Crappy cameras
capture that oddness well. Some things are clear. But mostly they are
At Martha's House
Wink, the one-eyed chihuahua lives here.
Remnant of Enfield, Massachusetts
The object balanced on the rock is a piece of a tractor axle, I think.
It's on the shoreline of The Quabbin Reservoir. Quabbin is Boston's
water supply and the remains of four towns sleep beneath its water.
Toward Gate 5 - Quabbin
I think the nearest rock looks like a piece of beef.
Toward Gate 8 - Quabbin
Essence of birch will soon be consumed by someone in Boston.
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