Fuji 6x9 film camera owned by Richard Heeps

CAMERA COLLECTION #9

October 18, 2020

FUJI 6x9

Fuji GW690III Professional 6x9 camera, made in Japan by Fuji in 1992, discontinued in 2003.

I actually own two of these cameras, the first I saw in the window of Jessops and I had to have it so I took out a £500 hire purchase loan to buy it in. I used it locally in my year 2000 series 36 Minutes in Cambridgeshire and in the 2003 Cottenham series I was commissioned to do as the format really fitted the landscape nature of the projects.

I used it in America shooting Dream in Colour in my early trips on pictures like Adult Entertainment, Texaco Marine and Road to Gunsight.

This large camera is extremely light which makes it great to carry as part of my kit. It's a simple mechanical camera to use as there are no electronics. It's got a rangefinder to focus so you have to use your imagination and experience to create the shot. But it makes great big negatives that you can really take large without too much grain so I love what I can achieve with it which is why when my first one died I did buy a replacement.

I have used this camera when shooting DEJAVU although I haven't made the prints yet, below are some raw images from my contact sheets which is motivating me to get in the darkroom to print them up large scale.

DEJAVU urban art
Contact sheets of negative photographs

 



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Size Guide & Artwork Description

Sizes may vary slightly from image to image as we make each composition from the negative individually, either showing Richard's signature ragged edge (white border) as he prints full frame or showing the film rebate (black border) often showing the film make. Where the image size varies we adjust the window mount in order to maintain a frame size so like for like sizes can hang together.

 

Format Stated Photographic Size Image Size cm Image Size Inches Mounted Size mm Mounted Size Inches Framed Size cm Framed Size Inches Price Unframed

Price Framed+AR70

Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm

9.5''x12'' 17.5x27cm 7''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125 + £20 

Rectangle 6x7

9.5''x12'' 21.5x26cm 8.5''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125 + £20

Square

9.5''x9.5'' 21.5x21.5cm 8.5''x8.5'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125 + £20
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm

11''x16.5'' 28x44.5cm 11''x16.5'' 380x518 15''x20.5'' 41x54x3.5cm 16''x21.5''x1.5'' £100 £150 + £30
Rectangle 6x7 11''x13.5'' 28x34cm 11''x13.5'' 380x445 15''x17.75'' 41x47x3.5cm 16''x18.5''x1.5'' £100 £150 + £30
Square 11''x11'' 28x28cm 11''x11'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £100 £150 + £30
Tape 11''x17.5'' 28x45cm 11''x17.5'' 380x550 15''x21.75'' 41x57x3.5cm 16''x22.5''x1.5'' £100 £150 + £30
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 16''x20'' 34x51cm 13.5''x20'' 525x660 20.5''x26'' 55x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x24''
B x1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260 + £50
Rectangle 6x7 16''x20'' 42x51cm 16.5''x20'' 584x660 23''x26'' 60x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x27.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260 + £50
Square RH 16''x20'' 45x45cm 18''x18'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260 + £50
Square HH + Space 20''x20'' 48x48cm 19''x19'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£270 £350 + £50
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Tape 43x59cm 17''x25'' 525x750 20.5''x29.5'' 55x77cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x30.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£200 £295 + £70
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
20''x24'' 39x58cm 15.5''x23'' 575x735 22.75''x29'' 60x77x5cm 23.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395 + £70
Rectangle
6x7
20''x24'' 48x60cm 19''x23.75'' 635x735 25''x29'' 67x77x5cm 26.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395 + £70
Square 24''x24'' 61x61cm 24''x24'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495 + £70
Vinyl 27''x27'' 73x73cm 25''x25'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495 + £70
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
30''x40'' 61x93cm 24''x36.5'' 818x1090 32''x42'' 85x112x5cm 33.5''x44'x5'' £445 £595 + £105
Rectangle 6x7 30''x40'' 61x75cm 24''x30'' 818x970 32''x38'' 85x100x5cm 33.5''x39''x5'' £445 £595 + £105
Tape 30''x40'' 60x94cm 23''x37'' 777x1090 30.5''x42'' 80x112x5cm 31.5''x44''x5'' £445 £595 + £105
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 40''x50'' 76x109cm 30''x43'' 940x1280 37''x50'' 98x130x5cm 39''x51''x5'' £895 £1095 + £200
Rectangle 6x7 40'' x 50'' 76x94cm 30''x37'' 940x1120 37''x44'' 98x115x5cm 39''x45.5''x5'' £895 £1095 + £200
Square 40''x40'' 76x76cm 30''x30'' 940x940 37''x37 98x98x5cm 39''x39''x5'' £895 £1095 + £200

 

Artwork Description 

Richard makes the c-type prints from negative in his own analogue colour darkroom in Cambridge. His paper of choice is Kodak Professional Endura Premier Gloss. When Richard has chosen to evolve the artwork, we work with Streamline Colour Lab. In our studio the print is dry-mounted to dibond which ensures a very flat image surface in both the short and long term. The prints are matted (window mounted) using a museum quality 100% cotton rag board especially manufactured to be compatible with the C-type archival Kodak photographic paper Richard uses. Richard does all mounting himself, using his precision engineering background to create the finished artwork. Eleanor fits the artworks to the frames. Traditionally photographic prints are signed and numbered on the back, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. They can be signed on the front of the mount by request. If you would like us to make a larger artwork that is possible, the sizes listed are the largest we can make in our darkroom but we can go larger with our printing partners so please get in touch to discuss it.

Framing Description  

Our frames are hand-made in the UK by Menor Photographic Fine Art Printing & Framing Specialists in Hertfordshire. We offer a choice of black or white wooden box frames which have depth to suit the size of the picture, the artwork set back from the glass. Our black frames are made from matt ebony stained obeche, in which you can see the detail of the wood grain whereas our white frames are made from beech and the wood grain is not visible. The wood is sustainably forested for both variations of frame. Artglass AR 70™ is a premium anti-reflective glass used by the finest museums around the world. If you would like to present you artwork in another way, we offer the choice to buy an unframed print only and can advise you on other options or recommend reputable companies to carry out the work.