While most vintage cameras are out of action that doesn’t stop us from using the memory snappers as bookends, photography props and more. Here’s a look at a brilliant selection and examples of how you can decorate with them if they’re irreparable.
It’s no secret that we’re in love with old-school tech, so when we find analogue cameras at car boot sales we do not resist. In fact, we think every household with a craft abiding resident should contain a Poloroid camera or two. Whether it works or not doesn’t matter to us – their shapes and lovely details mean they’re out on display regardless. These particular beauties are available from Etsy sellers, apart from two which belong to team Mollie Makes. eBay’s pretty good for finding a bargain too, or try your trusty car boot to find your own vintage gem.
Lomography Diana F 80s from Hiver sera rude
Lomography Voskhod (Восход) 35mm from Euro Vintage
Quartz Cine camera
The Quartz Cine camera even came with its original leather bag. We found it in a crumpled cardboard box and fell in love with it.
Polaroid Colorpack 80
Colorpack 80 and comes with a Cold-Clip that’s used for developing pictures. Since scooped up at a jumble sale, this memory capture is taking time out on the bookshelf.
Smena 8mm from The Things That Were
Ansco Cadet II 127 from Vint
Polaroid Land Camera Speedliner model 95b from Recycle Buy Vintage
One Step Polaroid Land Camera from Lobster Bisque Vintage
Soviet Russian Zenith 35mm from Retransmission
While most vintage cameras are out of action that doesn’t stop us from using the memory snappers as bookends, photography props and more. Here’s 9 ways with vintage cameras:
[Clockwise from top left] 1. String up your snappers with camera straps or twine to create a different kind of wall hanging. 2. Vintage camera bookends – c-uuuuute! 3. Get more use out of your vintage camera by using it as a photo prop for wedding or product shoots.
4. This mail box and stationery cabinet stores vintage cameras and keepsakes – like individual memory slots! via Pinterest 5. Learn how to turn a vintage camera into a lamp. 6. Keep record of your vintage collection by print a vintage camera photo collage.
7. Simply display your exquisite cameras on floating shelves for all the world to see. 8. Such a great upcycling idea for photography lovers! Turn your camera into a photo display holder. 9. Neatly organised cameras in a monochrome frame via Pinterest.