NIMCO - c1952 

The NIMCO was manufactured by Braun in Nuremberg, Germany. Braun is a prestigious optical company still in operation today.

The camera made its way to me from England. The number 11 was visible in the frame count window. The film was Kodacolor 100- 620 and processing it was like wrestling with a snake in the dark.


The Nimco is a waist-level camera. When you use such a camera, your subjects need to smile, or they simply seem to look down on you. The young person on the left is looking into the lens but wants to be somewhere else. The woman on the right is waiting for a reaction from the photographer.  On the extreme right, you can see a man whose interest in the moment was short lived.

Although the Nimco was from the early 50's, its useful life is impressive. Someone will recognize this car and date the photograph.

Note : P. Van Der Meulen of  The Netherlands has identified the car as a 1986
 OPEL . Probably type "Kadett Sedan." According to  The Rijksdienst voor Wegverkeer, the car was demolished for scrap in 1998. Records of ownership were destroyed after the car was scrapped.

Mr. Van Der Muelen  said" Opel (GM) is the most sold car in the Netherlands.Nothing special, a nice reliable sturdy tool, it has all you need and if you want more you pay for it. I suppose its like your Chevy, but of course, smaller. The way it looks upon the photo ­with the extra lights-,it is in its second life (1995?) To my opinion, you donšt need those extra lights in
Holland."

 

Really bad shots are like Rorschach tests. I see a mushroom cloud through a lace curtain. That's Marge Simpson on the right.

Many found films contain multiple exposure shots like this. I see someone trying to study while a light fixture floats around the room.

I can't decide whether this photo is idyllic or threatening. The child seems to be calm despite its strange left eye. I don't know what the hell the person in the background is doing but I hope that's a candle.

Here's another Rorschach test. I see a child, seated at a table praying. There's a  keg of beer on the left. The person and the candle are still there but the person has noticed the child, or the keg.

This is the last frame. I exposed it on November 27, 2005. I plan to use the Nimco again someday soon.