Open Studios 2013 - my camera collection
Every year I put out a collection of some kind. Do all artists collect so much junk? I love it all. Most of these are very simple snapshot cameras. The bottom shelf contains my pinhole cameras, made from tins and matchboxes. The wooden one in the back was purchased on ebay. I haven't even used it yet, it's a little too high-tech for me. These are my inspiration for my handmade brass pinhole cameras. When I was a kid my dad was into photography and had a darkroom in our kitchen, etc. I wanted some kind of cheap camera, like a friend had, of course Dad thought they were junk. So now . . .