I took this photograph at the EAA museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is a bit ironic that from all the airplanes in the museum I chose to put on blog the image of the camera. But this is one of my favorite shots from that visit. Inside, I typically use my 30 mm prime lens, f/1.4. It was at first very difficult for me to master the shallow depth of field when shooting wide open, but I think I am getting there. This time, it helped creating the atmosphere in the image. The box of developer behind is just blurred enough that you cannot read the label and focus on it, but it is still there, adding to a story of the adventurer and photographer from 1935. The light was great on the exhibit, overhead, right on the lens of the vintage camera, very dramatic and defining the shape. It was only appropriate to turn image black and white, but I do not like pure black and white tones. I added a bit of blue into highlights, to create a cyanotne feel to it.
You can read here more about the trip to Brazil in the search for carnauba, important ingredient for the Johnsons Wax company (today Johnson & Johnson). It is a very inspiring story about ones adventure and honoring previous generations.