Today my task was to clean and organize my inheritance from my Grandfather. It was emotional as I took out corroded batteries, cleaned lenses, wound film that was still in some of these time machines. Film that has frozen a moment, something he saw, something he captured. I took a few snaps of my own on the remaining frames. It felt like spending time with him. His ideas and thoughts, our eyes and actions sharing the same roll of film. Among these treasures are beautiful lenses and light meters. The embroidered neck straps I remember him using when I was a kid. I remember being fascinated by the compartments in his camera bag and how beautiful and tempting the cameras were to play with. I also remember getting in trouble for rooting through his camera bag. This was my beginning, the first inclinations towards my life passion. I also inherited a plethora of slides and negatives, in which I haven’t even began to scratch the surface of exploring. I can’t wait to hunt out the gems I know await me. Out of the 17 cameras 12 work, and are now ready for use, and all the lenses are in fine form. Now the exciting task of using these camera machines in a way that would make my Grandpa Ray proud.
Hello, I’m Bailey. This photo was taken with my Canon AE-1, which was given to me by my Grandma and Grandpa. They collect and sell antiques and had bought this camera at a garage sale for cheap. They let me take it instead of selling it, and little did I know it would become my favorite camera. The barn shown in the picture is also my Grandma and Grandpa’s, where they store a lot of their antiques.
I inherited my friend’s Canon Eos Elan 7 as she stopped using it and knew that I would put it in well use. For those that know me, I document everything on film and I share it on Queen of Antisocial. Feel free to peruse and say hello!
I was inspired by my grandfather when I inherited his old 35mm camera when I was 13. 14 years later I now try to keep myself busy by trying different things, whether it’s with Photoshop or during the photographing process.
I shoot colour and Black and White film on my inherited 35mm Nikon FM Camera. When I travel I try to take respectful photographs of interesting people I come across. I do take landscape photographs and photographs in which I try to capture a pleasing texture but it’s photographs of people that I’m really drawn to. I also shoot friends who kindly model for me and fellow members of “Peanut Gallery”, a Manchester based collection of singer-songwriters.