Introducing the Camera Collection
I’m quite taken with photography. During the past few years my passion for it has grown. From not knowing anything about my Canon 350D and accidentally taking some decent photos I have become a 35mm film enthusiast. I have occasionally developed my own film and even bough a negative scanner. It’s really a great tool because it leaves me with the opportunity to only pay for getting the negatives developed, and then scan them myself, which makes dealing with film is actually affordable!
I will use of all my cameras (including one borrowed) on this blog, because I love the way they affect how I photograph. Working with an analogue camera brings results that digital photography can never give you, and this goes the other way around as well. I love exploring the different expressions and don’t really use Photoshop a whole lot. All of this will be very clear in a second, when I will introduce you to all my beautiful little cameras. Say hello to the camera collection!
This camera was my first, and I used my entire first salary to pay for it. This is the camera that initially got me into photography, even though I never really got the settings, because I thought that the manual was too boring. I basically used all my time adjusting the shutter speed while trying to figure the rest out along the way, which caused a lot of mistakes, frustration and excitement.
Polaroid JOBPRO 600
I had always dreamed of owning a polaroid camera, and on vacation in Paris a few years back, it came true. I’d had croissants and coffee for breakfast, the sun was shining, and suddenly it was there, in a shop on Rue Honoré. It became quite an obsession, and I spent a great deal of money on film (it’s unbelievably expensive!!!!). They are such beautiful photos, and I even got my mother, who was exceptionally sceptical in the beginning, to love it! Used by the fashion industry for decades, this little camera is great for instant photography.
Recesky Twin Lens Camera
This camera was given to me as an ironic birthday gift. It turned out to be amazing. It came in parts, including instructions translated to English, google translate-style. The estimated 1hour assembly time turned out to be more than the double, but seeing where everything goes, the different mechanisms and mirror reflexes gave me a whole new understanding and enthusiasm.
The camera doesn’t have a whole lot of setting, but I really felt inspired by the limitations. It was a really nice break and a step away from the digital world.
This Nikon was the first real initiative with film, and is the camera I’ve borrowed from artist, photographer and friend Preben Holst. It takes such beautiful, sharp images and really makes film fun to work with. This is where I really started learning about how a camera works, as I could no longer just rely on being able to see the pictures instantly and then correct my settings.
This brought me lots and lots of bad photos in the beginning, leaving me super frustrated when scanning what I thought was great negatives. But the occasionally amazing photos kept me wanting to really get it right, and today there are mostly good pictures hidden in my negatives. This is by far one of my favourite photos with this camera. By the way, this is my beautiful younger brother. Yes, he is single (I knew you were gonna ask)!
This is a beautiful little thing that I bought for 100kr at a flea market after a yoga class. Totally random. Totally amazing deal. The woman who sold it to me had been cleaning up the attic after her husband passed away, and had no idea whether it worked or not and offered it to me for next to nothing. I jumped at the opportunity and it turned out to be just what I needed! It’s easy to use, not very heavy and is a great travel companion. I just delivered the last roll of film from the summer to be developed and I’m so exited to see the results.
This is the smallest camera in the collection, and the newest. She is actually just a few days old and I already adore her. So many new features, so light and tiny and so pretty. Naturally, I don’t have a photo from my little one yet, but it will be used frequently on the blog, so stay tuned!