Ansco Dollar

Ansco Dollar

If you fork over a dollar for an Ansco Dollar Camera, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.  My Ansco Dollar camera is a simple box camera that I picked up in Belfast, Maine. It takes 8 images on 127 film. I’m sure I paid more than a dollar, but not...
Imperial 620

Imperial 620

Imperial 620 and Imperial Herco 620: The Imperial Six-Twenty Snap Shot camera was made in the USA. It’s completely plastic, right down to it’s cute little plastic handle. It’s 2 3/4″ wide 3 1/8″ deep and 3 3/8″ tall (not including the viewfinder)....
Polaroid SX-70

Polaroid SX-70

    My history with Polaroid goes like this: The 60’s: My brother got a Polaroid camera. You had to use a tube of some sort of noxious chemical … and rollers, or brushes or something. But it was totally cool to have [nearly] immediate gratification....
Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35

Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35

Contessa? An Italian countess? Italian royalty horning into this delicate photographic ecosystem that is my studio?  My friend, Joanie, gave me this camera. She said, “Hey! I’ve got this old camera. Do you want it?” Like I’m going to say no?...
Bencini Comet

Bencini Comet

 The guy at the Mini Flea Market in Brighton, England asked me, “Why did you choose that particular one?” The question surprised me and I halted for a moment. “What drew you to it?” he asked. As I’d sifted through his boxes of junk...