Monday, July 18, 2011

My Cherished Collection

I'm so excited to be a part of the Cherished Collections blog tour hosted by Casey of Elegant Musings! If you are one of my followers, please check out the other blogs on tour this week and if you are visiting, thanks for stopping by and feel free to look around.

Ever since I was a child, I have had a collection of one thing or another. Some were my own and some where thrust upon me by relatives. Creepy porcelain dolls come to mind for the latter. Don't worry, I'm not showcasing those. Thankfully, I had the foresight to get rid of them years ago.

Camera Collection

My favorite collection is of vintage cameras. I have always loved film. The feel of it, the smell, and most recently, processing it myself. Even though I do own a digital camera, I still take photographs with any of my various film cameras.

Camera Collection

35mm, 110, 120, Polaroid... All are film types I have shot over the years. Some of these cameras that I own use film that is either no longer made, or incredibly expensive to obtain. I have plans to alter them so I can shoot with them.

Camera Collection

My collection was larger at one point, but in the spirit of only owning items that either bring me joy and/or that I make use of, I sold various pieces in order to have a collection that I truely love.

Camera Collection

I do not know if every one of these cameras are functional. Yet anyway. I am taking a break from photography courses this up coming semester as the classes are taking place in the evening when I work, and the focus this fall is on digital only. I'm too hands-on and have so much fun in the darkroom that I can't bear to sit at a computer for hours editing. It's just not me.

Camera Collection

Plus, it's the details of these vintage cameras that keep me coming back for more.

Camera Collection

So until spring when I will be making much use of my lovely prizes, I'm building up ideas to focus on and admiring my small collection.

Camera Collection

Thank you for stopping by today! You are more than welcome to come back and chat any time.


lahbluebonnet said...

What a fun collection!
Laurie...visiting from the blog tour

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

LOVE! I'm so glad you have these! I adore my DSLR, but I miss being in the darkroom- there's something about the magic that happens from film that just can't be captured by digital. Even the styling of the cameras themselves is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Renee said...

What a wonderful collection.

I wish I had some of the cameras I remember my dad using.

My film camera takes the best pitures, but it needs to be repaired. I've beens spoiled by how easy digital cameras are.

Rhia said...

Lovely old cameras you got there. I especially admire the one with bellows (i don't know that the proper name for that kind of camera would be). Anyway, I got one old box camera myself, Kodac Brownie, it even has the original camerabag. I'd die to shoot some photos with it but I can't get the film anymore. So I just have to admire it from the outside. Thanks for sharing, Katie!

Mortira said...

Great collection! It's interesting that the older a gadget is, the more likely it is to continue working for years to come. And cameras are certainly one of the greatest inventions ever.

Katie said...

Thank you everyone for stopping over!

Rhia, I have luck finding most films online. B&H Photo seems to have the best selection for older films currently. The other issue is finding someone to develop them. I've brought various films to Target and they ship them off for developing.