I have always loved tinkering with old cameras, and now I love to share them with my clients.

When I was 15, my grandpa gave me a box of old cameras that had been sitting on the floor of his oil-stained garage for years. I learned the art of photography on those antiques and have carried at least one of them with me all the time. I love getting people involved in the photography process, and over the years, I’ve had more and more people taking interest in the old cameras I lug to shoots along with my digital gear. And so, I encourage my clients to go through my catalog of antique cameras and find one that they are curious about or that takes photos in a style that they like. Make your pick and let me know, and I’ll bring it to the session/event. Most of the analog cameras I currently have available are family heirlooms, passed from grandfather (a long-time portrait photographer) to father (an avid hobbyist who got me started) to me. So, film runs in my blood. Some make images that are crisp and clear, some enhance film grain a little more, and a few of the older clunkers produce a very vintage image.

Yashica 635

A beauty of a twin lens reflex from 1958.


Canon A-1

The most modern of my collection, from 1978

Olympus Pen FV

Unique half-frame cameras from 1967.


Kodak Brownie No. 2C

The oldest camera I use, from 1914.

Zenobia C

A clever and compact folding camera from 1952.


Ferrania Rondine

The 1948 Italian “sparrow.”

Kodak Brownie Starflex

A classic 1957 plastic kids’ camera.


Voigtlander Vitomatic I

A heavy duty German brick from 1958.

Cyanotype & VanDyke Prints

Handmade prints using vintage alternative developing techniques.


Now What?

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@ SarahArnoffPhotos

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