Yacov Bogopolsky


Yacov Bogopolsky (Jacques Bolsky/Bolsey) is best known for his contributions to photography and cinematography. As early as about 1914, Bogopolsky designed a popular foldable camera, the Liliput, for the Ernemann company in Germany. By 1927 he had produced the first version of what later became the famous Bolex amateur movie camera. Later, in the US, his firm Bolsey Corporation of America produced dozens of civilian and military cameras during and after World War II. In the late 50s, he produced the Uniset, an ultra portable movie camera that prefigured the miniaturized cameras of today.