i inherited my canon ae1 from my dad. he noticed me taking an interest in photography at a young age and watched me fumble with cheap digital cameras trying to get the same effect that i had always admired looking through his old film photos. he encouraged me to try out the real deal and finally passed his camera on to me.
I found this Ferrania Condor I from ’40s in the countryside house of my aunt. It belonged to my grampa and I feel it like a strange link with a man I never really knew.
This photograph is from the first roll I shooted.
Other shots at http://boredrome.tumblr.com/tagged/ferrania
Reblogged from the really interesting tumblr: inheritedcameras.
great image, which I thought for a moment was from the ‘I was an awesome kid’ tumblr! Brave young person, I would have been shite scared to touch an animals foot! Obviously I was not an awesome kid!
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This photograph was taken with a Canon Ae-1 + 28 mm Makinon which belonged to my dad. He bought it around twenty years ago and it was his first camera. He gave me it recently when he had moved in Canada. So it’s why I choose to show a photograph about a canadian’s landscape where my dad and me have walking this summer.
The pellicule which was used was expired and it makes a mark on the photograph like a old style fault.
Submit your photographs taken with an inherited camera!
A picture taken with my Adox Golf camera at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. And in lot of ways this camera and this shot in particular changed my photography. I had been using an unparticular digital camera until it got stolen, coincidentally also in Berlin… The Adox had belonged to my great-aunt and had been lying in my parents’ attic for years. I remembered playing with it, even as a kid, dug it out on the next visit, and voila… This is the story of why I shoot film. I know it has been to the USA and a lot of places in Germany before me.
This shot was taken with my grandfather’s Argus C3 that he picked up in 1957. From that point until the 70’s he used it along with plenty of Kodachrome to document his life. I have the slides as well as the camera and while looking through them I can see my grandparents while they were first dating, their honeymoon, their first house and the growing of their family.
When he gave me this camera I thought it appropriate to run slide film through it for the first roll. With Kodachrome no longer available I went with some Fuji Velvia and had it cross processed. To continue with the tribute to his own work I chose to document my family with that first roll. The image here is of my brother on a fishing trip we took. The drastic shift in color resulted in a nice contrasting element to the beautiful Northwest skies that my grandfather captured.
Velvia mémoires d’un appareil-photo hérité.
I visited the Parkes radio telescope in 1973 as part of a high school excursion. I had my first camera - a Nikkormat FTn, with me, and shot this Agfacolor slide.
The camera had been my dad’s. He used it only briefly. It had been given to him for his job but he never got the hang of using it and preferred to use a simpler camera. He worked in management in Queensland Railways and his work took him all over the state. When I was about 12 I read the manual and figured out how to use it so he gave it to me. Within a year I was processing prints in the bathroom at night.
Sadly I no longer have the camera. I foolishly sold it in the late 80’s as it wasn’t working and I wasn’t using it. I had become enamoured of the Olympus OM system. A few years ago I bought another one just like it, which I shoot a bit, but it is mostly a memento.
My photography tumblr - http://un-sensored.tumblr.com/
This photo on flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hojucandy/2805107083/My picture of The Dish oninheritedcameras. I have quite a few inherited cameras, so will submit more…
February 14th is comming, so ask somebody to give you a second handed camera and then submit your pictures to inheritedcameras!
Ok, long story for this. This Camera originally was owned by my friends dad who was a convicted armed robber in Leicester in the early 80s and this camera was apparently one of the only things he owned in an honest manner. My friend inherited this when his dad died, and when we became good friends he knew that i loved photography so gave it to me on a long term loan. My friend sadly would later succumb to injuries and illnesses that he had gotten in a major accident years earlier and passed away. The camera was given to me as a gift to remember him by.
The camera was first lent to me to take photos on my first trip to America (San Fran) where i was overwhelmed by the amount of eccentric people and characters on the streets. I was amazed and loved it so much and that years later i am still taking photos on the streets of people who just stand out from the norm.
These photos are two of my first ever shots in San Fran showing a cross dresser who walked past me, i was lucky enough to get the shot. Two minutes later i heard a commotion, it was the same guy sprinting down the street after stealing a tips jar which also managed to get a shot of incredibly. These photos remain two of my favourite.
Lordsoftheearth: awesome street photography!
It’s a Chinon 35mm CM7 from the 1980’s. It’s been everywhere. He’s climbed mountains with it and traveled a lot with it.
The past behind each inheritedcamera.
Thanks for sharing!
If what you are looking for in a photograph is simple beauty, soft and tender light or brilliant night lights and vibrant details you should visit Loretta’s tumblr.