Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Beginning of the Roll

Ever since I bought my first Polaroid at a church sale almost 7 years ago I have been hooked on cameras. Photography is a way to capture a moment in time, allowing one to relive their greatest memories over and over again. This idea has always been important to me, being a very sentimental person my whole life. Over the years I have come across and collected such a wide range of cameras at yard sale and flea markets, now amounting to a collection of almost 150 pieces. In addition to my collection of cameras my interests also grew to include vintage film and developing techniques. For many years I have been known to rant about my obsession with cameras, often telling the backstories of every new piece I would come across to my family and friends, most of them just ignoring my rambling. Then the brilliant idea hit me with a little inspiration from my friend Chelsea! Therefore I have started this blog. I hope to use this space as a way to share my love of my cameras with others who actually wish to listen to my stories and appreciate my love of the past.

In addition to cameras, I have numerous other obsessions, all of them focused around the vintage technology. I have been known as an "Apple Fanboy", therefore my readers are likely to find me talking about vintage Apple products as well. I also am a fountain pen fanatic, obsessed with Lucille Ball, and have a wide range of other vintage technologies including film and slide projects, laser disc, CED video disc, Beta VCRs, 8-track players, turntables, etc. I'm sure that these gems are likely to show up in future posts as well. 

So there it is, my blog. But, who am I you might ask? Well my name is Derek and I am an 18 year old recent high school graduate from Pennsylvania. In a little over a month I will be leaving my home to attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, a journey that I both excites and terrifies me. Over the duration of this blog there will also be personal posts relaying interesting information about my life, my friends, my family, and who knows what!  Time will tell....


  1. Whos thatpretty lady in the bottom picture? ;D Haha. jk. Good job so far Derek!! :)

  2. Yes, she's adorable! Nice blog. I have an old Mac like the one in the photo above. Would you like to have it? I would be happy to send it to you.