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20 June 2010 @ 02:36 pm
A piece of history  
And so, I'm back to blogging once again. Fixed the layout so it looks nice (at least when I'm logged in). Sorry non-LJ friends, you'll have to bear with the layout being off centered due to the ads placement and all. Contemplated switching to wordpress but I can't seem to uproot myself there.

Thankfully, my decision on uprooting physically comes more easily. But that's a separate conversation for another day.

Recently, I've developed a slight obsession with cameras. Not the digital SLR types though. More like the old school pop a film and roll in type. While trawling the web, I got completely blown away and amazed by vintage cameras from the '70s and before.

I'm particular keen on the Instamatics and chanced upon these on Etsy.



A vintage Kodak Pony. If I remember correctly, this was from the '50s/'60s.



Another vintage Kodak Instamatic. 



And a real gorgeous red Imperial Flash from sometime around the '30s if I'm not wrong.

It's amazing how these cameras from the past are still around and pity I didn't come across them when I was in Melbourne. While the Holgas and the Lomos are more popular, I find myself more attracted to these vintage types. Perhaps it's the idea of buying a piece of history that appeals to me. And never mind that these cameras may not actually be fully functional, they can double up as really kitschy vintage furniture/deco pieces.

It's a pity we don't have this vintage culture thing going on in Singapore. Especially since I've developed this late (but not too late) love for acquiring and appreciating old things. Sadly, the only vintage beauty I own now is a Jane Shilton handbag. Hopefully, in the near future, I'll be lucky enough to find more real vintage goodies.
 
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Cheryltavistock_ed on June 24th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
jane shilton! :)