This was the first preview night for “Frightening Fashion Show”. I think there were as many adults (possibly more) than children. I took pics with my iphone when I wasn’t giving my annual speech about “what’s inside my head”. Most people want to know…Ha! I usually just tell people that I’m the love child of Erma Bombeck and Alfred Hitchcock. Gosh I love my camera heads…
Archive for the Cameras Category
2/5/09 begins our new classes for Adult Digital photography. Tonight, after leaving the gallery to close up, I came home to prepare eats for the “meet and greet”. I’m in charge of the fruit platters and cracker selection for whatever Jamie has dreamed up. She gives me the assignments she knows I can complete… without poisoning anyone we like…and besides… I can make things look “pretty”. Jonathan called to check in and make sure we hadn’t lost the keys to his classroom or given folks the wrong day… and I happily told him we had things well under control…and we certainly will…by tomorrow 😉
I’m so looking forward to seeing the students arrive…and even though I already know most of them, they have assured me, they’re still coming. They’re very serious about learning how to use those new cameras and I can’t wait to see how they evolve. Just wait until they tap into that creativity that’s ready to burst out of each and every one of them. Most of them would say “yeah…right”. They don’t know it yet… but very soon they will find they cannot put that dang camera down… and it’s worse the more dangerously close to knowing something they become. Soon we will be sending them out into the world to bother family, friends, pets, teenagers (my personal favorite because it’s so easy) and innocent strangers at an alarming rate. Isn’t it great? Hum…I wonder when I’ll get the first annoyed call…
I saw a cool camera collection at the Eastman House where Charlie the Tuna was displayed. While hunting for a good photo to show you, I found one man’s amazing collection of plastic cameras. Moshe Ber-el…that’s one great collection buddy!
CHARLIE TUNA camera, USA by WhiteHouse
This camera is shaped like the STARKIST TUNA figure. It uses 126 cartridge film and a flash cube can be attached to Carlie’s head.
MICK-A-MATIC, USA, 1970s
A 110 camera in a Mickey Mouse head. Flash cube on top of head and the lens is in the nose.
KOOKIE KAMERA, IDEAL Toy Corp. USA, 1968
A great novelty, toy with a real camera! (Propably the best collectible novelty-camera). Takes 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ photos on direct positive paper, includes an in-camera processing (see the photo bellow).
Comes with disguises for the kids and has a special effect extra lens (The tomato soup…)
Back view: notice the view finder and at the bottom the black developing tank (plastic). A inner cutter is moved from side to side in order to cut the photo-paper thus the already photographed paper falls into the tank.
Can cameras: A promotion camera made in the actual size of the can
The film is advanced by turning the silver cap of the can
Box cameras: Promotion camera made in the actual size of a Cigarette pack
AERIAL KITE CAMERA (TOY), USA 1999
Assemble kit: built a camera housing for a single use camera (included). You’ll have 2 strings one attached to your kite and the second attached to your camera’s shutter release so you can take a photo from up in the sky. If to want to take another photo you’ll have to bring down your kite.
VOLTRON – STAR SHOOTER, MACAU, 1985
The Voltron figure closes (transforms) into a 35mm SLR camera, while it has a real 110 camera at the top.
1978 – Fred Finstone & Yoggi Bear, 126-film
Bugs Bunny Made by Helm, 126-film
POTENZA tire camera, JAPAN 1950s
This camera is shaped like a Bridgestone tire. Uses 110 cartridge film. Single speed shutter.