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Ana Marta

By optik    
I came across this lovely lady in Birmingham City Centre yesterday, she was demonstrating the art and science of photography by taking portraits with her 'street box camera'. she attracted quite a lot of positive attention from the passersby.

Ana Marta uses a replica of a camera from 1910 to make black and white portraits in the street. It is part performance, part photography, and engages the public in a form of photography which wholly differs from selfies and phone photography. It demonstrates the actual process of the image being made via a small darkroom where the black and white paper is developed in a few minutes, first the negative and then the copies to the sitters.

Tags: Photography Street photography Vintage camera Portraits and people

Voters: RLF, Badgerfred, cats_123 and 23 more


What a big one - great shotGrinGrinGrinGrin
9 Sep 2017 9:46AM
Great and interesting set
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
9 Sep 2017 2:32PM
That would be interesting to listen to and see. A great set.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2017 3:14PM
Impressive looking piece of kit Mike. Did she take your portrait ?
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
9 Sep 2017 3:18PM

Quote: Did she take your portrait ?

no she didn't Peter, Sad
9 Sep 2017 5:14PM
4 x 5 field cameras like this still widely used by landscape pros... Cornish probably the best known.
I bet she was interesting.
9 Sep 2017 5:28PM
Fantastic photograph of this young lady and a wonderful field camera she has.

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2017 8:26PM
A terrific shot of both the camera and the lovely photographer,
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2017 9:18PM
Great street photography of a gifted photographer! A very informative reportage!
Isabel GrinGrin
11 Sep 2017 4:51AM
Everything old is new again... what a great little business to run...very clever and enterprising your woman.
Thx for sharing this Mike

cheers Walt

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