Now here’s a holiday I can really get behind! :) The photo above shows three of my vintage cameras which are only a small portion of my collection. It might be time to sell some on eBay since many of them have been in a box for several years now. :( At one time, before the girls came along, I went through rolls of film while playing with many of these cameras (particularly the Lubitel on the left). Sadly, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve done any film photography but I can’t bear to part with some of these cameras.
The Lubitel 166B, built in the 1980s in Russia, is a twin lens reflex camera (the kind where you look down at the viewfinder on top of the camera) that takes medium format film. I loved shooting with this camera and it was a staple in my arsenal during nature walks and mountain hikes. I fully plan to put this camera back into rotation and have some fun with film photography in the near future but, in the meantime, here are three images that I took with this camera between 2003 and 2005:
The Kodak Brownie Six-20 is another medium format camera built between 1946-1955. Even though the film for this camera is no longer made, I was able to use currently available film in it back when I first bought it off eBay. I’m not sure if I’ve scanned any of the film so I’ll update this post with a photo when I find it!
The Kodak bellows camera on the left was likely manufactured sometime in the 1930s or 1940s. I bought this one purely for its vintage aesthetics. :)
This year I’ve been slowly purging and decluttering and working on embracing a more minimalist lifestyle. It only makes sense that some of my cameras will be on the chopping block soon but I will hang on to a few favorites because they bring me such joy. :)