Monday, September 24, 2007

My beautiful and too-awesome-for-words girlfriend got me these sweet old school cameras for my birthday, which was Saturday. The brown one is a Model 95 Polaroid Land Camera manufactured and sold in the late 1940s. It was the first "instant print" camera made. I know, how cool is that! They don't make film for it anymore, but it will be a great peice of memorabilia to have and place decoratively on a shelf somewhere.

The smaller black one is a Kodak Brownie, a very popular camera from the 1950s that takes really awesome shots from what I've seen. This one works and I have color and black & white film for it! I can't wait to play with this thing. When I do I'll scan the shots and put 'em up on the web.

My last birthday present, while less tangible then the first two, is probably the nicest thing anyone has ever given me. My girlfriend went to a local art gallery and showed the owner some of my work. Apparently she liked it, because they are going to have an exhibit of my photos sometime in January or February! I'm really excited about it. More details to come for sure, here's the gallery's website.