We're bringing back these monthly features of analogue cameras making their own appearances in the movies, music videos, and advertisements, both past and present. In this installment, the spotlight is on the Kiev 2A spotted in The Rum Diary.
Camera: Kiev 2A rangefinder camera
Cameo-d on: The Rum Diary (2011)
The Rum Diary tells the story of Paul Kemp, an American author who heads to Puerto Rico in the 1960s to take on a freelance writing stint in a local newspaper. In the course of getting settled and establishing a career in the island, hard-drinker Kemp finds himself struggling to find a balance between the local issues and culture, and the self-destructive migrants he is forced to keep as company.
Based on the novel of the same title by Hunter S. Thompson, it was written by Bruce Robinson for film and stars Johnny Depp as the title character. Watch the trailer below:
Meanwhile, the analogue beauty that Depp uses in the film, the Kiev 2A, is a well-known Soviet rangefinder produced between 1955 – 1958. Curious about the photos that this handsome rangefinder can take? Our fellow lomographer herbert-4 has some nice monochrome snaps for you to check out right here!
*Camera Cameos* is one of Lomography’s editorial series which features different film cameras that appeared in different forms of visual media. Stay tuned for the next episode!