You can do really neat things with a $1-2 “Color Optical Lens” toy camera. I had heard that, even seen evidence, but doing it myself really showed me there’s no need to buy a Holga when you can do the same thing with $2 rolls of 35mm film and a thrift store camera. Check out these light leaks!
Kodak Motormatic 35
Above left: Craig F. Walker, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Denver Post photographer; above right: A view of the Kodak Motormatic 35 camera.
This week on Putting a Roll Through: Eight images from my most recent camera acquisition, the Kodak Baby Brownie Special.
Another of my Bakelite Beauties, the Kodak Baby Brownie Special (photos and details on mine) is an upgrade from the standard Baby Brownie.
The Mar-Crest toy camera
Love this little bakelite beauty from a local antique mall, though she’s more of a looker than a shooter. I wrote all about it and posted more example photos on my site.
This little folding camera c. 1934-1940 is the latest in my series on the cameras in my personal collection. Also included is an explanation on why the Mar-Crest toy camera wasn’t next as promised.
Imperial Herco 620 snapshot toy camera
An antique-mall gem, which I used to kick off writing about the many cameras in my collection.