I thought it might be fun to share some of the cameras I've collected over the last few years. I don't have many, and I don't think they work, but I like how they look.

Kodak Hawkeye Instamatic R4

The Canon AE-1 is what I used when I took a photography class in high school, but I had an awful teacher who offered to "fix up" my camera and it hasn't worked since. I plan on taking it to a professional photography supply store and seeing if I can't get it back in working order. 
Do you have vintage cameras? Do you use them or are they just for display like mine?
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  1. Aww I'm sorry to hear about your Canon. I don't have any old cameras. Just my little point and shoot sadly! :(

    Little Sugar Monster

  2. I've got the same Canon AE-1! It used to be my Mom's and she gave it to me! I love it and the pictures I take with it! Very special! Hope you can get your's fixed!

  3. I have a couple old polaroid cameras, and actually, i have that exact Canon AE-1; it was my dad's primary camera way back in the day (digging through closets is my form of thrifting- ha!). Its been so long since I've used a film camera, I'm pretty hesitant with it, but I love playing around with it.

  4. mike is going to be excited to see this post :P

    he wants to "introduce" each of ours with a little bio/background, etc... i'm not sure my little blog could handle it all. maybe i can get him to break it down into a handful at a time haha

    don't be surprised if these go missing when we're able to get to chicago :P haha kidddding.

  5. These are great. I have a Minolta x-370 SLR and a Realist rangefinder camera. I haven't used them yet though.

  6. I love vintage camreas....I have one from my grandfather. I don't know if it works either but I just love looking at it!

  7. I collect both vintage and toy cameras. i'm so sad to hear about your broken slr -- film cameras (even SLRs) can usually take a LOT of damage and still work. What a lame teacher!

  8. That's such a fun idea to collect vintage cameras, they're amazing. Love your blog btw x

  9. hi! i found you from LDC design's post. :)

    i have a vintage large format bellows camera...but it still works! i haven't used it in ages, but i'm itching to pull it out and get my old-timey photo process on! :P


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