Author name: Christoph Traugott

Found Photos – Henry N. Mudge – A Suitcase of Negatives, 1916 to 1925 – Christoph Traugott

While out photoing in the rural Manchester and Glasgow, Scott County, Illinois areas, I stopped into the Winchester Historic Square area, and made a beeline for the Antique store, but it was closed, so circled around the area, taking photos of the courthouse and other historic buildings. My father, who accompanied me on the trip, was wandering around too, and somehow found the owner, who let us in the back of the store.

5 Frames with Pentax 645 (Ultrafine Xtreme 100 & TMAX 400) – By Christoph Traugott

As a kid, my family was transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dad was working on a project for Caterpillar Inc. During that stay, my father let me use the much-valued Pentax ME Super, taking Koda-and-Ektachromes, and a whole new world opened up. I didn’t really know what I was doing then; much less than half turned OK. I really had no idea – being 8 years old – of film formats, or all the camera tech. I just knew that – was taken to a camera store by a friend – the featured Pentax 645 seemed like this awesome super-monster robot of a camera. And recently, by random happenstance, when a good deal with 4 lenses came up—without hesitation, took a 250 mile road trip to obtain, rekindling my childhood fascination

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