Reviving the Half-Frame Vogue


The 1960's saw the rise and popularity of half-frame cameras, a trend that came mainly from Japan thanks to the Olympus pen models. They were very compact and cost-efficient, as each film exposure would have two separate images. Here, photographer Eric Bergeron rediscovers the half-frame.

Bergeron's half-frame camera was a gift from his wife, who always enjoyed giving him old film cameras. The camera used for the photos is a 1960's Olympus Pen EE. It's considered as the amateur model with an automatic exposure and fixed focusing, considered as a true point and shoot camera with a 28mm f/3.5 lens.

The half-frame makes interesting compositions of dichotomy and comparison. Who knows, maybe 2018 might just revive this photographic trend!

Information is sourced from Bored Panda. Check out Eric Bergeron's film photography on his Instagram.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-09-17 #culture #analogue-photography #half-frame #eric-bergeron

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