Artsy Fartsy Tuesday-Photographing Vintage Finds
I was super lucky the other day, when Al’s mom was cleaning out a cupboard of old stuff. She pulled out 3 old cameras, and asked if I would like to have them. Oh hell ya, I want them. One is a Polaroid 360 Land camera, with the telescoping front. They were made in 1969-71, and amazingly enough you can still get film for them. There is also a Polaroid 600, with a pack of film from who knows when, and an old 1950’s Birdseye box style camera. I already had the Argus on the far right of this photo.
The Dogwood 52 prompt for this week is Toys-Storytelling. Since I don’t have kids, and no access to toys, I really had to give this one some thought. I got to thinking…these are my “Toys”, how can I tell a story with them. After trying several different ideas, none of which told any kind of story, I decided to try this shot with my cell phone as part of the storytelling.
It’s a multi generational photo for sure.
This shot is for the 2LilOwls challenge. The prompt was easy this week, “Your Choice.” I had shot this about a week or so ago. I found the old dead roses in the yard, put them in the little old bottle, then put it all together with the small tin type photo, and old parchment paper.
I added a texture layer, and muted the colors a little bit. I call it, Memories.
I love vintage finds for photography, always fun to experiment and see what I can come up with.