I am still not sure why so many people in the past couple of years have gotten SO into “VINTAGE” stuff. It’s really crazy actually. I know that people have been collecting antiques for years and years, but those usually have been the OLD people. Now it seems to have seeped into the entire “artsy” community. And I am saying all of this not out of judgment, I mean I AM ONE OF THE WORST ONES. Hahah.
I have been thinking about it today a lot because i found these beautiful pieces of equipment while I was doing my (not as often as i would like) THRIFTING. I bought this 8mm film camera that is in absolute pristine condition, and also this marvelous slide projector so that I look at my photography as BIG as possible on my wall :) When I left the store I thought to myself about how I just bought this old camera when I have my nice canon 5D that shoots BEAUTIFUL video right at home. Or why do I LOVE shooting with medium format pentax camera more that I do with my digital??? kinda confusing.
Well, I have come to the conclusion of why I like to use “vintage” equipment more than my digital. I like the feeling of NOT KNOWING what my footage is going to look like. I like how I feel more like an “artist” when I have to think so intensely about what I am capturing in that moment. I can’t just try, then erase, then try again, then maybe fix it in photoshop later. I have to be more focused on the detail and the art of it all. And besides film will always trump digital :) in my home and even in hollywood !!!
House decorations are all “distressed” and actually made to look old. It’s crazy hoq there is nothing new under the sun. Fashion, art, and plain old fads will ALWAYS come back around. And I really really really like that about this world.