Keppler’s Vault 6: How to Use the Rolleiflex

It might come as a surprise to those who collect vintage cameras today that not everyone knows how to use a TLR like a Rolleiflex.  With a huge amount of information available on the Internet with countless review blogs like mine, easily searchable user’s manuals, and groups like the Vintage Camera …

Keppler’s Vault 3: A Polio Story

Polio is a horrible, horrible disease.  During it’s peak in 1952, Polio infected nearly 60,000 children and caused over 3,000 deaths in the United States.  The numbers were significantly higher in other, less developed countries.  The virus most commonly affected children, specifically those aged 5 and under.  When a child …

Keppler’s Vault 1: Shooting the 1952 Olympics

I am proud to announce “Keppler’s Vault”, a new series of posts dedicated to articles published in the 1950s and 60s in Modern Photography magazine. The name Keppler refers to none only than Herbert Keppler (April 21, 1925 – January 4, 2008), long time photographer, journalist, consultant, and editorial director …