A self-help group for terrible cameras and the people who love them. Let's talk plastic fantastic to large format, as long as it shoots film and has that certain something.

 

Year of the Horse festival, shot on this Yashica A. Every time I have one of these cameras, I’m surprised by how great they are. Love it.

Shot mostly on Super 8, with digital mixed in and blended with film textures. Can you tell what’s what?

       Video is Princess Pangolin’s “Spiral Suit.”

Today’s pelican neck brought to you by the letter “S” backwards. At Redondo Beach pier. Shot with an old 1970s manual Vivitar lens screwed to a Nikon D70 body. This has been my favorite way to shoot lately.

Today’s pelican neck brought to you by the letter “S” backwards. At Redondo Beach pier. Shot with an old 1970s manual Vivitar lens screwed to a Nikon D70 body. This has been my favorite way to shoot lately.

The neighbor’s calla lilies are blooming. Striking floral geometry. I picked up this old vivitar macro lens at an estate sale and I’ve been shooting it every free moment using my D70 body. Pleasantly surprised with the results I’m getting.

The neighbor’s calla lilies are blooming. Striking floral geometry. I picked up this old vivitar macro lens at an estate sale and I’ve been shooting it every free moment using my D70 body. Pleasantly surprised with the results I’m getting.

Taken with expire Cool and old Silver Shade impossible project film, on a Polaroid Sun 600. I love this camera! It’s broken in a really nice way…shoots the picture out real slow so I have plenty of time to shade them from the light.

Taken with expire Cool and old Silver Shade impossible project film, on a Polaroid Sun 600. I love this camera! It’s broken in a really nice way…shoots the picture out real slow so I have plenty of time to shade them from the light.

Polaroid time: Took some Dia de los Muertos photos down at Los Angeles’ Olvera St. today. Saw everything from the macabre to the poignant on display through creativity and color. Using Impossible Project’s “Cool” 600 film.

Polaroid time: Took some Dia de los Muertos photos down at Los Angeles’ Olvera St. today. Saw everything from the macabre to the poignant on display through creativity and color. Using Impossible Project’s “Cool” 600 film.

Trying out the Mamiya Sekor 35mm in Little Tokyo. Picked up this camera at a sidewalk garage sale, and it came with three lenses! This is the 135mm lens. I’m in love with the light meter in this camera. It has two modes…one that takes a general reading, and one which will take the reading from a specific point of focus. So if you’re shooting in really split lighting you can choose what you want to set your meter by.

Trying out the Mamiya Sekor 35mm in Little Tokyo. Picked up this camera at a sidewalk garage sale, and it came with three lenses! This is the 135mm lens. I’m in love with the light meter in this camera. It has two modes…one that takes a general reading, and one which will take the reading from a specific point of focus. So if you’re shooting in really split lighting you can choose what you want to set your meter by.

Shot on a Nikon F, 100 speed Arista 35mm B&W film. I’ve been doing shoot outs to decide who I love most…the Nikon, the Canon AT or the surprise contender Mamiya/Sekor. Who will win the battle of the 35mms?

Shot on a Nikon F, 100 speed Arista 35mm B&W film. I’ve been doing shoot outs to decide who I love most…the Nikon, the Canon AT or the surprise contender Mamiya/Sekor. Who will win the battle of the 35mms?