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Outfit: Vintage Conway


Thomas's first gift to me was a vintage Super 8 camera and he continued the tradition of giving me vintage cameras this Christmas with a beautiful Conway box camera. Since I move a lot I've tried to resist collecting anything other than clothes (and the occasional book), but I'm steadily amassing a sweet collection of vintage cameras. I only really shoot with my dad's old Pentax and very rarely with my Polaroid cameras (film is expensive!); the rest tend to be more for aesthetic enjoyment. The Conway is a really nice addition because it comes with a little vintage camera bag and even the original instruction pamphlet. Even if I don't buy film for them, I like learning how the cameras work--it also adds perspective to many of the vintage photographers I admire. It's really interesting to look at an old photograph and know what camera was used to take it and some rudimentary knowledge of the process. Knowing the process lends perspective to the work from past that I really admire. It's incredible to think about really iconic images and realize how much skill it took because of less advanced tools (i.e. older cameras) and it is a good reminder that it's not the camera, but the photographer that takes a good image!

14 comments:

Sierra Rose said...

so pretty, great colors!
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Mandy Lulou said...

I love that skirt!!! And the camera.

Damaris // The cat, you and us said...

What a wonderful Christmas present. I hope you'll be able to display your collection once you're settled in at your new Irish home :) We own two vintage cameras and two projectors and they are definitely my favorite items in our living room :) The colors in your pictures are incredible, love your oranges!

Bronwyn said...

i love your outfit. Its always so cool when you get something old and it comes with instructions or descriptions, its so interesting!

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Lauren said...

I agree with Damaris--I love the warmth of your pictures! Pretty oranges! I love your ring as well, it is gorgeous.

Elizabeth Murdock said...

I love your skirt so much and your photographs are beautiful as always! xx
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Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

so gorgeous! these photos are so stunning.

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Isa Machado said...

Perfect outfit dear!
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Truly Madly Deeply Fashion said...

That camera collection sounds very impressive. Your outfit is also lovely and very chic. I love the leopard print!

Jaslynn Joan said...

Beautiful outfit... And that camera looks great, it remembers the ancient time cameras... Jaslynn, Ecbilla

Nikki Williams said...

love those boots!

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Jamie said...

Oh man. That skirt is fabulous!

Kit Decker said...

I love the colors and setting in this post!

Emotion Wizard said...

Hi !! I just found you blog, i'am in love your style!!! theses colors in your pictures are amazing ^^!