Purma Special

Purma Special

At first glance, this camera appears too big for its britches. In classic, hulking 1930s Bakelite this 127 fixed-focus camera is a bit on the portly side. But there’s a reason for that, which we’ll get to in a minute.  With its Beck lens , it’s not a...
Traid Fotron

Traid Fotron

My Fotron Experience: Found this Fotron at a favorite antique mall in Wheeler, Oregon. It came with its original leather case, warranty and a promotional brochure. There’s even a film cartridge attached to the back. I was willing to pay the stated price of...
Transparent Camera

Transparent Camera

I found this camera at a Value Village in Tacoma. The price tag said 99 cents but it was half price day so I got it for $.50. I know, I got screwed out of a half a penny. There was a roll of film inside and I’m such a sucker for exposed film. Okay …...
My Pussyhole

My Pussyhole

I had a couple of cases of vintage cardboard cylinders. They were boxes for something photographic. Empty. I painted them flat black inside and made pinhole cameras out of them. I still have a few, but I sold most of them. Many have been Gala-fied. Most have catchy...
Norton Camera

Norton Camera

This is what I hate. It really bugs me when you click on something thinking you’ll get information about it but instead the person goes on and on about something completely unrelated. [Just wait for it, ok? I’m getting there.] Today, I’m working on...