Wednesday, April 29, 2015

365 Project - Day 119 - "Adding to the Collection"

April 29, 2015 - "Adding to the Collection"

Those who know me well know that I'm a collector. I collect a LOT of different things. Just to give you a little taste of my addiction, here's a short list of some of what I collect:

* Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses
* Tarot Cards and Fortune-Telling Items
* Vintage Radios
* Rosaries and Prayer Beads
* Freaky Old Religious Items

And then there are the cameras!

I don't even know how many cameras I have anymore. It's probably somewhere around a few dozen or so. Most of them are in working condition - and I still use a lot of them. There are 35mm cameras (mostly Canon, but also some Leica and other brands)... There are medium-format cameras... There are old 110 film cameras... There are different types of Polaroid cameras... There are digital cameras... There are even some working plastic toy cameras. Heck, I think I might even have an old Kodak disc film camera from the '80s around here somewhere.

Some of my cameras I've purchased new. Others were flea market and tag sale finds. Some were gifts from friends and family... and those are my favorite ones!

That's where today's photo comes in to play: The two newest additions to my collection - a Kodak Brownie and a Matsui 35mm camera. Both came in their original boxes. More importantly, both were gifts from my wonderful friends Sean and Carolyn (who happen to be getting married later this year, by-the-way!).

A wonderful gift from two wonderful people! I love the cameras... but I love the people even more!

Thank you!

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