A wonderful meeting with a silversmith artist in Provincetown.
This gentleman was kind enough to show me his creative work, but also his collection of vintage treasures, including this camera.

Copyright John E Photography 2008

Featured on Red Bubble Front Page July 8th, 2010

Featured in Black and White Photography July 14th, 2010


old, elderly, glasses, america, vintage, camera, black and white


  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftabout 4 years ago

    Amazing camera, great portrait too.

  • Thank you for the kind feedback Murray. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoabout 4 years ago

    Oh what a cool photo

  • Thank you for the cool feedback. =^)

    – John Englezos

    RVRFNXabout 4 years ago

    That camera looks intricate and the man looks eccentric! I like this photo a lot :)

  • Much appreciated. =^) I am constantly amazed at how many people want to share their stories just because you go up and say hello. This was one of those times I was really happy I made the effort. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago


    Congratulations on your homepage feature! :-)

  • Thank you!! I didn’t realise until I had logged back in and read your comment. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Homepage Feature! Wonderful shot!

  • Thank you very much. I am in awe of just how colourful your work is. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • Bev Pascoe
    Bev Pascoeabout 4 years ago

    That camera looks a whole lot more complicated than todays digitals…….marvellous image!!

  • hehe. oh believe me Bev. There are days when I wish for the much simpler film cameras. Less options, a handful of settings, and not some infernal machine thinking it know what you want to focus on. =^) Thank you for the kind feedback. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • Themis
    Themisabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your HP feature – great find!!

  • Thank you very much. Clearly it will be a while before I catch up to you. Love how vibrant your work is. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkabout 4 years ago

    wonderful day in the life shot. loads of character here. great tonality. i love that huge exposure calculator on top of the camera. looks like you’d almost need an engineering degree to work it.

  • He offered to swap that camera with mine. I politefully declined. But to the best of my knowledge (testing it at the time) his camera would still work if I had medium format film to load into it. =^)

    – John Englezos

  • Jennifer Ferry
    Jennifer Ferryabout 4 years ago

    this is fantastic.

  • Thank you Jennifer. I clearly need to get to your side of the planet again. Some beautiful looking photos you have happening.

    – John Englezos

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    absolutely wonderful shot, I love this, many congrats on homepage

  • Thank you for your kind words.

    – John Englezos

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