A few weeks ago while I was taking pictures at a local antique and consignment shop, I mentioned to the owner that I may be interested in picking up some vintage cameras. With a grin on her face, she guides me to the back of the building. Let's just say, I hit GOLD! In the depths of one booth, I unearthed eight cameras. I think I actually squeaked in delight. I now own three Polaroids (including one spectacular folding Land camera), four Brownies (including the giveaway prize), and the gorgeous mint condition 1936 AGFA Jsolete, a folding 6x6 medium format camera made in Germany. It is the pre-wartime version with the bakelite top and original name, it was later renamed the Isolete. I think I am in love.
I have started researching film for it and have found a manual online, although Suki may have to help translate it. For my companion photo, I was thrilled to find this gorgeous image taken by eva-marie ej with a vintage medium format camera from Germany, the Pentacon Six. I am so inspired by idea of shooting with film again. Crossing my fingers that it produces as wonderful results as those below.
Do we have any vintage camera buffs in the group? Does anyone shoot with a medium format camera? Are you loving the revival of the Polaroid at http://www.the-impossible-project.com/? Are you interested in another antique camera giveaway in the future?
You may start submitting your "Antiques" theme pictures as of today. Also, we hope you are enjoying the new flickr pool and featured photo page for Mortal Muses Everyday Beauty as much as we are.
stay sweet. ♥tlb
Uploaded by eva-maria ej on 15 Aug 10, 1.18PM EDT.