Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Katie Weilbacher: "Why I love my vintage cameras"

Katie Weilbacher's vintage camera collection.

Why I love my vintage cameras
"This is my modest collection of vintage cameras. Their home is a shelf in my bedroom, and the first thing I see every morning. They are not "mint" condition, none of them are worth much money... but they each have a special place in my heart. Some are battered from heavy use by their prior owners ("well loved," as they say), and I imagine the occasions and moments the camera & owner enjoyed together. Some of these cameras were found on dirty folding tables at flea markets, or hiding at the bottom of a heap in a thrift store... waiting for me, like a prize in the crackerjack box. The best are the ones that were given to me as gifts by people who know me well.
... and yeah... I'm also just a big ol' photography nerd, and this stuff makes me giddy :)
Some I have shot with, some need restoration (like the Brownies). I need to learn how to respool 120 film onto 620 spools to use them as well. Oh boy!"
Photo © Katie Weilbacher

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