A friend of mine has been doing the 365 photo challenge with me and the other week he posted a photograph of his vintage Brownie camera. I loved the photograph so much that I pretty much decided there and then that I was going to start finding and collecting vintage cameras.
This my first find. A Kodak Brownie 127. I do want to get some black and white film for it and actually give it a go. I would just love to see how the photographs come out.
I am always in the charity shops looking to see if they have any interesting nik-naks on their shelves that I can buy to photograph. Sometimes I find something really good but mostly I end up chatting to the staff for the longest time. One of the shops is my favorite because the gentleman who works there loves to chat about photography so on my days off I can while away a good hour browsing the shop and chit chatting with him.
He knows that I want to collect old cameras and very kindly offered to put any that come in to one side until I get in. I was very touched by this and am really excited about what I might find, I will be paying them a visit next week so fingers crossed.
This little camera cost me 4 quid. Not bad for such a lovely thing and honestly I won’t lie when I say when I opened it up there was a huge part of me that wanted to find film in it that had been used. Can you imagine how amazing that would be! Alas, it did not. I can’t help wondering who the camera belonged to, when they bought it and what photographs they took with it.
So onward with my vintage camera search, I will of course be posting photographs of any others that I stumble across along the way. This one will be special though because it was the first one that I found.