Argus Argoflex 40, 29 June 2011

2011/06/29

No, this isn’t quite the same camera as I’ve written about previously, though it is somewhat similar. I have, however, posted about this camera before, a couple years back; like the Kodak Duaflex IV, it is a TLR-styled box camera. I have noticed that this camera tends to produce slightly better results than the Kodak, though neither is quite up to the standards of a true TLR or system camera. Still, it makes for a nice, simple shooter, when I don’t want to worry about the more complicated cameras I have.

ArgusAF40 CHI Acros100 Ascending&Descending01B

ArgusAF40 CHI Acros100 ChicagoRiverE01B

ArgusAF40 CHI Acros100 ChicagoRiverW01B

ArgusAF40 CHI Acros100 Columbus&GrandW01B

ArgusAF40 CHI Acros100 HotelIntercontinental01B

Photo Information:
Camera: Argus Argoflex 40
Lens: Argus 75mm f/4.5 Varex [2]
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

Photo 1:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This is a pedestrian stairway on the southwest side of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge. The Lake Shore Drive Bridge is relatively unique for one of the River bridges in the city, as it has two levels for vehicular traffic, though only the lower level is accessible to pedestrians (as you can infer from the locked gate to the upper level on the right).

Photo 2:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This is a view of the Chicago River from the Wabash Street Bridge, facing east. The two most prominent buildings in the view are the Wrigley Building (completed in 1924 and designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White) on the left, and the Equitable Building (completed in 1965 and designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill) in the center. Behind the Equitable Building (though not quite identifiable) is the NBC Tower (completed in 1989 and also designed by SOM).

Photo 3:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; River North

This is a view of the Chicago River from the Lake Shore Drive Bridge, facing west. While I’m not a fan of the building, you can see the new Trump Tower in the center, on the site of the former Sun-Times Building, which was demolished to make way for the new tower. The buildings on the north (right) side of the River are mostly apartments, while the buildings on the south (left) side of the River are a mix of hotels, apartments, and office buildings.

Photo 4:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

This is a view of Streeterville from the intersection of Columbus & Grand, facing west. On the left is the NBC Building, with the Equitable Building beyond it; behind the Equitable Building you can see the top of the Trump Tower, and to the right, you can see the top of the Tribune Tower (completed in 1925 and designed by Howells & Hood).

Photo 5:
Location: Chicago, Illinois; Streeterville Neighborhood

This is the Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago (completed in 1929 and designed by Walter W. Altschlager). In keeping with the Art Deco design, the building has a number of carve-outs and setbacks; visible on the lower portion of the building are a set of low-relief murals in a Neo-Egyptian style, designed by sculptor George Unger. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the building, the dome at the top of the tower, is not quite visible in this photo, as my viewpoint was too close to the building for it to be visible.

Enjoy.

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One Response to “Argus Argoflex 40, 29 June 2011”


  1. […] Club, completed in 1929 and designed by Walter W. Altschlager) on the left. Unlike one of my earlier photos of the latter building, in this one, you can clearly see the Moorish-inspired dome at the top of […]


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