It’s completely unsurprising to know that someone who enjoys photography would also enjoy collecting old cameras. I am one of those people, so I guess that makes me a cliché.
I’m not collecting just to collect; I have very specific themes that give me direction on what to seek out. I want to understand the lore and legacy of the camera itself, to know more than just who made it and the approximate date of manufacture. Each camera has a story that enriches the collecting experience. I want to know why it was made, who it was marketed to, and if there’s any historic background to it. This type of information is beyond what appears in antique references and books.
At the moment, I own cameras from as early as 1920′ and as recent as the mid-80’s. Most are from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The collection comprises mix of Polaroid, 35mm & medium format types, and a handful of rare collectable cameras.
I hunt down the cameras all around the world.
I hope you will find something of interest in my classic camera collection (=