Cameraman Wears His Darkroom (Nov, 1932)

Wow. I think all instant photographers owe a great deal of gratitude to Edwin Land for helping save them from this fate.

Cameraman Wears His Darkroom

PITY the poor news cameraman. In other days he carried his camera slung over his shoulders, but now he must wear it.

This innovation in cameras, shown in the photo below, made its first appearance during a sports meet in Birmingham, England. The camera is a combination portable developing and printing room. In order to speed up the business of gathering news photographs for the papers, the cameraman not only takes his pictures, but immediately develops and prints them also on the spot, using the light weight outfit built into the large camera.

With the use of this camera, every function of photographing is performed on the field, so that the editor gets the picture along with the story.

  1. MAKE: Blog says: July 6, 20061:49 pm

    Cameraman wears his darkroom…

    This might be a fun (re)MAKE with all the pinhole camera projects going on— from Modern Mechanix 1932 – Link. Related: Pinhole camera articles, howtos and projects – Link…….

  2. whizzle whoozle says: December 3, 20101:08 pm

    mmmm spilled chemicals on body….

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