Inspiration: Take Out That Vintage Camera For Decoration

Inspiration: Take Out That Vintage Camera For Decoration

Anthony Nguyen
Nov 18, 2008

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's the fact that vintage cameras definitely have a charming aesthetic about them that's still significant today, even by our modern industrial design standards. What's even more surprising is that people are going out to flea markets and Craigslist just to hunt for these older models and use them as decoration around the house. A pretty neat-o way of recycling if you ask us. Of course, you could use them as regular film cameras, but after going digital for so long, it's hard imagining going back to carrying around all those film rolls around.

However, it'll probably be kind of difficult without spending tons of money on something that may or may not work from eBay. Our suggestion? Check out the Twin-Reflex 35mm Plastic Camera featured above - it's called the Blackbird and it's old-school sensibilities may just be the new "old" kind of camera you've been looking for. It's available in 3 colors, $135 each.

On the other hand, I prefer the old 35mm look. My personal favorite vintage camera is the Argus C3 35mm camera. My father had one of these growing up and it's been one of the most talked about decorations I have laying on top of my magazines on the coffee table.

Other picks include the Nikon FM and the Pentax K1000, just to name a few.

Have a favorite 35mm or vintage camera model? Let us know! There might be someone out there just looking to add some retro goodness to their apartment!

[images courtesy of John Kratz]

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