Outfit: Vintage Haunts

Thomas and I continued our tradition of a day spent visiting antique malls and vintage shops when he visits. It's a perfect activity for really cold days because you spend most of your time indoors, but you're still moving around and at the end of the day you feel like you saw a lot...in fact so many antique malls are filled to the brim and your eyes feel tired at the end of the day by trying to not miss any treasures. We walked away with a set of vintage ornaments for our Christmas tree next year, a couple of cool storage boxes, and an antique pulley (Thomas has some DIY project in mind for it).

The vintage camera in the two above shots is an Argus Seventy-Five. Unlike modern cameras the viewfinder is on top (instead of in the back); which means the photographer looks down into the camera to aim and focus. While at first it might seem inconvenient it was handy for early street photographers because their subjects weren't always aware they were being photographed since the photographer is looking down rather than at the subject and it made for very candid shots. It also means the shots had a different perspective; today we hold the camera at eye-level, but with the viewfinder like this it was often held lower which meant it was more at eye-level with children or youth. It's just interesting to hold an old camera in this style and then look at vintage photographs and see how the tool influenced the work.

Outfit details:
old bomber
vintage boots


Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Looking lovely and casual and WARM... always a hard balance for me.
Happy New Year Rebecca!

P.S. As someone who lives in a very small apartment, I'll just say that they can be the best, they just require light and organization (which I don't have but luckily my partner does). I'm looking forward to seeing how you decorate come next year. :)

Sheila Joy said...

great photos! I was just antiquing yesterday, it's always so fun.


Emma Corbin-Mckenzie said...

i love a good vintage rummage. living in the sussex area of england, there is so much on offer. especially at car boot fairs. and brighton has some good places too. have a great new year!! www.ecorbinmckenzie.blogspot.com

Eccentric Owl said...

Ah, rummaging through antique stores is my favorite thing to do! Especially those that are super full of things that you could spend hours wandering and still not have seen it all.
You look so pretty and casual here, too; I love the hat and the polka dots!

Nikki Williams said...

love that skirt!

xx nikki

Bronwyn said...

i love the colours in these photos, its very interesting how camera styles have changed, but it must of been a pain trying to take photos of tall our high up things with a viewfinder on the top of the camera