To put it simply, photography is awesometown. The excuse to look at things a little differently, the sound of the “click” as the shutter opens and closes, and the fact that we can freeze a moment in time for as long as a print will last…how can you beat that? So whether you’re an old school 35 mm kind of person or a happy member of the digital age, this shout out is for you.
Minolta HiMatic C/Rare Collectible 35 mm Vintage Camera by gyuhyung. $70. This camera might not be able to produce sweet prints anymore, but don’t let that stop you-it can still beautify your space just by existing. There’s just such a cool, functional look to these vintage cameras they equal as much personality as any perfectly framed shot hung on a wall…and just imagine what things have been seen through this viewfinder. See? Automatic conversation piece to boot. Beat that.
Medium DSLR Camera Bag with Padded Insert by mariforssell. $159. If you take a lot of photographs, you know the pain of carrying the standard, blah camera bag that everyone and their mom gets from the big box stores…. So set yourself apart with this totally awesometown camera bag like this one. It’s got all the storage sorted out with a padded insert, not to mention a killer style, right down to the leather accents. After all, if you’re going to lug your camera and lenses around to take amazing photographs, you want to look amazing while doing it.
Camera Strap-Black White Blooms-SLR, DSLR by HowardAvenue. $24. Kodak. Nikon. Canon. BORING. True, the camera strap that you have right now is totally functional. But it’s also totally boring. Check out HowardAvenue’s many super cool (and decidedly un-boring) handmade straps and rock that camera out.
Silver Metal Film Canisters, Set of 4 by FalconandFinch. $18. Remember the amazing feeling of having a finished roll of film in your hand, sealed up and ready to be processed, wondering which shots will have worked? Sure, it’s great to be able to click away in the digital age with no worries-and plenty of editing help-to take care of not so great shots, but there’s still a lot to be said for that state of anticipation 35 mm offered. These canisters probably won’t be used for film any more, but they’d be great storage for lots of other stuff…or maybe just to keep around to remind you of how things used to be.
Screen Printed American Apparel Natural Cotton Jersey Vintage Camera Scarf by RabbitApparel. $14. Original vintage camera image. Screen printed by hand. Soft, warm scarf. Natural Cotton Jersey. When it comes right down to it, there’s really nothing left to say about this other than it’s gorgeous, it’s delicious, it’s unique, and we want one.
Well, apparently there was a bit left to say about it. Who knew?