In preparation for tomorrow’s 50th anniversary celebration of the New York World’s Fair I am gathering my gear.
I will be photographing this event using the camera designed by Kodak specially for the 1964 World’s Fair.
I even purchased film from the 1960’s to go along with the camera.
It isn’t everyday I peel open a box of film that was made 50 years ago.
This will be my first time shooting 127 film.
Pretty groovy right?
Have you shot 127 film before? Any advice? Thoughts?
UPDATE: Before writing this post, I emailed the previous owner of the camera with a few questions, the most important question being, “where did you get the camera?”
So the story goes a little something like this:
In 1964 her grandparents went to the New York World’s Fair. During the fair, they purchased the 1964 Kodak World’s Fair camera pictured above. When they returned to Virginia, they gave the camera as a present to their 12 year-old granddaughter. She used the camera for a few years and off it went into storage at her mother’s house. Recently, her mother moved and she found her camera. The camera still had some film, she processed it and then decided to sell it instead of letting it collect dust. She listed it. I found it. She was kind enough to sell the camera to me and the rest is now NYWF art history.