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?...
Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2

Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 folding camera: My friends, Rosann and Bill, surprised me with this little beauty. A change of their home decor caused them to pass it on. The side struts are crazily elegant. I was just about to head out on another WORLD PEACE THROUGH JUNK...
Agfa Isolette

Agfa Isolette

A friend’s dad died and I ended up with this Agfa, a Kodak Retina, a Brownie, some Polaroid gear (hey! did the earth shake just then?) and some movie camera stuff. The Isolette is your typical pop out camera. You press a little button and out pops the bellows. You can...
Kodak Autographic 3A

Kodak Autographic 3A

   I’m ready to admit my new addiction. The Kodak Autographic 3a. I can’t have just one. The first one was free. So was the second one, come to think of it. But the third one I had to pay for. I transformed the first two into Gala edition cameras. I...