This tried & true Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera was given to me by my Brother who acquired it somehow from our Dad. Dad picked it up in the late 1950′s as a young, Dutch immigrant guy living & farming in Southern Alberta. Seeing that I love this camera so much and tote it around faithfully from country to country, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Brownie Hawkeye photos from around the world.
My Dad in Kihei, Maui, USA
Nuns in Trani, Italy
Christ the Redeemer on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (double exposure)
Good Morning, Shanghai, China
I Am Love, Berlin, Germany
Near Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada
To see more of the adventures of this well-traveled camera, visit the flickr set Brownie Hawkeye Around the World. Coming soon: The Brownie Hawkeye Visits England, Malta, Italy (Part II).
I ♥ my Dad to bits and he’s going to be 70 soon, so in his honour, I’d like to show you a very cool picture of him from his younger days! (Not taken with the Hawkeye unfortunately.)
PS – Recently Kodak asked me to do a guest blog post about my travels and my little piece of Kodak history. Have a look!
My iphone is definitely my go-to camera in a pinch but it’s become more than just that, it’s become a creative tool which challenges my eye and rarely disappoints! Visit my iphoneography on flickr for more shots!
Ni hao! I woke up early on my last day in Shanghai and shot a roll of film with my very trusty Brownie Hawkeye Flash using Kodak Portra 800 film. The lens is still flipped and I’m still loving it! See below what Shanghai seniors are up to early in the morning! ☼
I spent the last few days in Shanghai, China for the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) Workshop. It was a very busy and very festive few days in China with a warm welcome from the hosting school, Mandarin House. I was particularly taken by the traditional Chinese Lion Dance; I love the heavy drumming and the happy dancing of the lions!
The video might seem a bit long and I’m no videographer so bear with me; it does get a little more interesting around the 3:05 mark. I hope that you can catch the same enthusiasm that I did being there!