I’ve been using a camera as my artist tool of choice for about 14 years. Along the way I’ve photographed hundreds of school children, provided professional portraits for people in a variety of occupations, did some work with a local magazine, joined a gallery, and helped brighten up homes and business with landscape and nature photos. I enjoy using digital and film cameras.
A couple of years ago I fell into a collection of classic and antique cameras. Much to my surprise most of them still work. From old box cameras from the 1920’s to medium format and 35mm professional cameras, nothing was newer than 1970. Putting film in these old cameras reminded me that the camera doesn’t take the picture, the photographer does. Along the way I fell in love with film.
I welcome you on my journey exploring these classic cameras. Even though these cameras had no light meters and many don’t even have focus rings, I’ve learned that if my grandpa could take a picture with them so could I. At the end of the day it is still just a box with a hole and a way to capture the image.