As a photographer and a mechanical engineer I have developed a fascination with vintage cameras. I love their fully mechanical clunky features such as winding levers, shutter cocking arms and waist level finders. I am intrigued by the internal workings and the way that these cameras can produce incredible images without even having the luxury of a battery!

I did not mean to start collecting cameras. I started with a Mamiya C220 as my first step into medium format film, and then quickly learned that there were countless different cameras from the last 100+ years, ranging from the 17.5mm film HIT cameras which you could totally enclose in the palm of your hand, to the massive monorail cameras taking 8x10 inch individual sheets for each image. After this I quickly became obsessed with trying out as many different camera types and formats as possible.

Below are just some images from my small collection, with the full list underneath.

35mm Film

  • Praktica BX20
  • Praktica BX20
  • Praktica L
  • Praktica MTL5
  • Olympus XA1
  • Olympus XA1
  • Olympus XA2
  • Fuji Mju Zoom
  • Ilford Sportsman
  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN
  • Minolta XD7
  • Ilford Sportsman
  • Canon A1

120 Medium Format Film

  • Hasselblad 500c/m
  • Mamiya RB67
  • Mamiya C220
  • Lubitel 166B
  • Yashica E
  • Ensign Pocket Twenty
  • Bronica ETRS

Large Format Film

  • Nagaoka 4x5 field camera
  • Arca Swiss Basic B 4x5 monorail

Polaroid Cameras

  • Polaroid 635 Super Color
  • Polaroid Zip

Other Film cameras

  • Mycro IIIA HIT camera
  • Brownie Reflex