I’ve always had an interest in photography. That’s not to say I fancy myself an excellent photographer, but I do sincerely enjoy taking photos. I often prefer taking 1,000s of photos to buying a single souvenir because they allow me to relive my travels and adventures.
I bought my first camera when I was seven years old after saving for months to have the $30 dollars to purchase it and I’ve been in love with photography ever since. I would often drive my mother crazy as I presented her with dozens of rolls of film to develop. She often only let me pick one or two out of the pile because she didn’t want to pay to have them all processed, so needless to say, I didn’t like that very much (I was seven after all). I still have a box of undeveloped film somewhere. Okay, I admit, I know exactly where…
When I got into high school, I took photography classes, learned to develop my own film and even designed a pinhole camera from an old checkbook box my mother may or may not have still been using to store her books in… My father also loved photography at a young age (and has recently been getting back into it), so he had a bit of soft spot for my newly flourishing hobby. Eventually, my parents saw that my passion for photography wasn’t going to fade and they invested in a Canon Rebel 35 mm camera for me one Christmas. I still have it to this day.
Because of my interest in photography, I’ve managed to end up with quite a collection of cameras. I suppose it is much in the same way that I’ve collected foreign language grammar books, books in general and vintage saxophone accessories.
For the most part, they’ve been sitting on a shelf in my childhood bedroom somewhat forgotten (sorry). Since we are moving in two months, and I’ve been going through the things I want to bring with me, I’ve rediscovered them. And so, I decided to share a few photos from my collection of cameras.
What are some things you collect?