On the back of this picture Hazel wrote "The men sing a minor-key chant in unison so they can shift the load at the same time."
How much do those logs weigh? Look at the pole bending. How can they be so happy? What is it about carry-sticks?
Carry sticks make you feel good even when you aren't carrying anything. Ho for the open road!
This shoemaker carries his shop on his back.
Lock brackets to hold viewing hood in place.
Open bottom of camera and insert a roll of film.
Count the carrying sticks in this travel crowd.
There is something about a carrying stick. Note the effortless walk. Almost jaunty.
Look down through hood at viewing screen.
Steps 11 and 12
Steps 11 & 12
Focus with right hand and shoot with the left thumb.
Hold camera like this for vertical pictures. Note Don in the backwards cap.
Equipment including filter, rolls of film, instruction books
Anatomy of the camera. It is a medium format single-lens reflex with a focal plane shutter.
After a gruelling photo shoot, Hope relaxes on the front steps.
Always the slave to fashion, Don relaxing with his cap on backwards.
However, there is a practical reason for this, as well - it is infinitely easier to focus and use the viewfinder of the Graflex with the visor away from the camera.