Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sometimes I get it right

Last summer, I took some engagement photos for my friends Thor and Allie (you can see them here, if you'd like). Afterward Thor asked me if I wanted an old film camera he had, and I immediately said yes. I think old cameras are cool, and I had actually been looking for one for a while, to use as a decoration on my bookshelf. Thor said he used this camera for a photography class in high school, but now he's gone digital. (Kinda like "Dylan goes electric." Thor goes digital.)

Here's the old camera Thor gave me. We estimate it's from the '60s (after spending about 2 minutes googling it).

Thanks, Thor.

Notice all my geek books on the right-hand side

Then while browsing Pottery Barn's website, I noticed they are selling "found" cameras for $149. They look very similar to the one I have.

Mine had the leather case too, but I took it off.

I think there's a valuable lesson to be learned here. Namely, I can predict home decor trends six months in advance!

... Just kidding. I think I'm far from trendy. But sometimes I get it right.

And my old camera is much cooler than the ones at Pottery Barn. It was free, and it came from a friend. Amen.


Sara @ Russet Street Reno January 27, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

That is like the coverless bundles of books Restoration Hardware is selling for $30 right now - say what?? Those stores will sell anything at a huge mark up. Nice camera!

Two Pitties in the City January 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM  

How do the pictures look? I like how a lot of the old cameras have the fuzzy, dreamlike photos.

kristi.w. January 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

@sara - I know! Isn't it funny?

@two pitties - I'm not sure. I am not really interested in shooting film, and I'm not even sure it still works. It's just for decoration. :)

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