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Retro Photo: An Obsession

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Retro Photo: An Obsession
Written by David Ellwand
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763692506
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Retro Photo: An Obsession
A Personal Selection of Vintage Cameras and the Photographs They Take

author/illustrator: David Ellwand

From the pinhole to the Pentax, Retro Photo: An Obsession is a visual journey through the history of photography, highlighting some of the iconic cameras of the analog era. Appealing to those new to film photography as well as the seasoned professional wanting to explore new avenues, this beautiful keepsake volume showcases more than one hundred cameras from the collection of photographer and author David Ellwand, along with photographs he has taken with them. At once an accessible guide to vintage cameras, a highly personal take on photographic history, and a celebration of classic design, here is a book that takes the fear out of old-style photography and puts the fun back in.

With exquisite original photos and boundless enthusiasm, David Ellwand offers a love song to film photography and the vintage cameras that capture it.
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0763692506 /  9780763692506
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Adult Interest / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
212 / 10 1/2" x 10"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions; Techniques; Photoessays & Documentaries;
author’s comments:
David Ellwand, creator of Fairie-ality and co-creator with Ruth Ellwand of The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher, has been a photographer for more than thirty years and is the author-illustrator of more than twenty books for children. A keen collector of vintage and secondhand photographic equipment, he continues to work with traditional darkroom methods as well as the latest digital technology. He lives in England.
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