Friday, September 3, 2010

vintage kodak


This theme has been my favorite so far. I love vintage things and I have really enjoyed looking all the photos of your antiques and reading the stories about them in the Mortal Muses flickr group. My home is full of hand-me-downs and old beloved items. The most difficult part of this theme was deciding what to photograph. My current infatuation is my vintage camera collection; they rest on a shelf above my computer desk, where I enjoy them every day. And I must not be the only one loving old cameras, judging by the number of photos of vintage cameras in the flickr group.

One of my favorites is this little Brownie Hawkeye I love that it’s so compact and light. I like to imagine the moments that it captured, the everyday beauty & special occasions so many years ago. This little gem sits on a shelf,  that belonged to my mother, and hung in her room when she was a young girl. It's where she displayed her favorite things. The vintage blocks were a lucky find at a tag sale this spring.

This photo by Grimble2010 reminded me of my cameras sitting in a row on the shelf. I love how her processing gives a beautiful soft vintage feel to the image, like you've taken a step back in time. I like to imagine someone long ago taking this old beauty along on a walk, looking for the light, carefully taking the time to craft an image, to record something special.

See you in the flickr pools . . .
♥ maureen

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Uploaded by Grimble2010 on 27 Aug 10, 2.26PM PDT.

Remember to check tomorrow for the winner of the vintage Brownie Reflex camera from Tammy's collection.

12 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

all these cameras are so beautiful and i love the processing of both photos ♥

Kat said...

All of these vintage camera images are making me want one desperately! I hope I win!!

Kirstin Mckee said...

So beautifully captured!

gibknitty said...

love those vintage cameras! great photos.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great shot with those vintage blocks. Great combo!

chasity said...

both of these photos are fantastic....
i am just starting a little camera collection myself.
i love the bellows~
and how they open so suddenly and surprisingly.
what fun!!!

cindy said...

love this theme and these photos of cameras are wonderful. wish they still made cameras like that. enjoy your weekend!

michel said...

oh boy maureen! your little brownie is a dream. I love both of these shots! I just got one and am having issues with loading/unloading film in it. anyone want to do a video tutorial for me?

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

oooh... I want a Hawkeye! Actually, if I keep doing these giveaways I won't have any in my collection. That folding camera reminds me so much of my Agfa. Love it!! Tam

circulating said...

that Brownie Hawkeye is just like the one my Daddy used to take all the photos of our family when I was a little girl... and the flash... wow could it nearly blind you...!! and remember how the bulbs were all melted and blue after use...??

Jamie said...

I've fallen a bit in love with vintage cameras thanks to this series!

*megula* said...

AWESOME pictures! I love the texture :)

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