July 19, 2010

More Back to Basics.... No. 2 Folding Pocket Kodak Model C

In keeping with yesterday's theme... I've also begun to get away from digital photos and am returning to using film- Polaroids, Holga and some other cameras.

I was in an antique store a couple of weeks ago and found this beautiful little Kodak camera that's almost 100 years old. It didn't have a price and I expected it to be priced terrifically high but when the shop owner told me how much it was, I knew it was coming home with me.

I love the brass and wood on this camera. They just don't make cameras like this anymore. I'm still trying to find out if there is a modern-day version of film for it, or a way to modify the camera and/or film in order to use it. Even if there isn't, the beautiful design of this camera makes it well worth keeping around.

July 18, 2010

Back to Basics!

One of my latest finds while pursuing new inventory for my vintage shop was this old Smith Corona Galaxy typewriter. I fell in love with it when I saw it and just couldn't bring myself to sell it in my shop.

It seems to be in perfect working order, so I ordered a new ink ribbon and fired her up.  The coolest part is that it comes in a little portable travel case.

I have big plans for this machine.  I've always loved typewriters- I think they connect you more to your writing than typing on a computer.  It's slow and gives you time to mentally edit a little more as you're writing as well as digging deeper into your thoughts as they spill out on the page.  I like that and I'm hoping to do a little more writing now that I have a typewriter to do it on.


I dug out some of the poetry I've written over the last few years and thought I would type some of them up and post them. Here's the first, written during a solo trip to Puerta Vallarta that I took a few years back.