Friend Finds: Polaroid
(GIF: Jason Goodman)
Step up your snaps game with this Leica M3 SS Chrome Rangefinder from the ’60s in “near mint” condition. The camera, which we found on eBay, comes with its original box. Pretty remarkable stuff. Click here to get your hands on this classic item.
(Photo courtesy of eBay seller thelisteningroom. Text by Jenny Bahn)
We present to you the score of the week: A vintage Canon IV Leica 50mm camera, complete with leather case, exposure meter, and flash unit — all of which fits tidily into the camera bag seen in the background. Now this is a starter kit if we’ve ever seen one. Click here to purchase it on eBay.
(Photo courtesy of eBay seller madisonsales248. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Photographer Reggie Casagrande has loved photography since she was a little girl. Upon hitting the industry, she cut her teeth working for big fish like Michel Comte and Sante D’Orazio, as well as working in the halls of ELLE. Since then, she’s published her works for a range of publications, including Paper and Details. Today, Reggie combines all her skills and brings a cool factor to Adidas as their Global Brand Marketing girl. Having attended New York Fashion Week last week, the shutterbug took a snapshot of what she refers to as her “tool for work.”
(Photo: Follow Reggie Casagrande on Instagram. Text: Jauretsi)
Running to the beach this week? Film yourself surfing with this cool little camera available now on eBay. Behold, the complete kit for the Astak ActionPro CM-7200 1080p HD 5MP Sports Action Waterproof Camera. What does that mean? The CM-7200 features a 5.0 megapixel CMOS Sensor and lets you record videos in 1080p high-definition. Plus, it’s got a 170° wide angle lens. That’s high quality for a little device that sticks to your surfboard. Did we mention it’s waterproof up to 180 feet?
Retailing for $299, the camera is available for $99 here on eBay. No bidding folks; this one is a “Buy It Now” sale.
(Photo: Courtesy of Altatac. Text by Jauretsi)
Taken in 1972, we believe the quality and sophistication of the Polaroid SX-70 will never cease to delight. Take a look at more images from the same camera at Life Magazine.
Dip into eBay’s vast selection of Polaroid SX-70 cameras for yourself.
(Photo: Courtesy of Co Rentmeester—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Text by Jauretsi)
Michael Avedon, grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon was interviewed by the founder of Dirt who recently asked him his camera of choice. Michael quickly confessed that he was “totally a film guy”. The budding artist continued to describe his passion for old school equipment. “I’m drawn to the work of past” he says. “I will have to become a slave to the digital world… [MORE] eventually but I’m mostly working with my 35mm, my Rolleiflex. I just started experimenting with 4x5 but I haven’t stepped it up to 8x10 yet, but yeah I love film. I photograph my grandma in this chair all the time with my Rolleiflex.”
We spotted a bunch of Rolleiflex cameras in the eBay closet for those lovers of all things vintage. In terms of inspirations, Michael points out what motivates his mind. ”In a photographic sense, I’m all about the face. Irving Penn. I love Nan Goldin, Larry Clark. But if I had to say strongest influence I would say Otto Dix and Egon Schiele, I’m drawn to the German aesthetic”. When it comes to filmmwork, he tells Dirt, “how can I forget Woody Allen, Tarantino, Lynch, Antonioni? All the classic filmmakers I adore.”
Meet Sabine Heller, a woman who is all things Media. Acting as CEO of Asmallworld.com, the writer/photographer also exercises her creative energy contributing to publications Vogue Italia and Purple Magazine. In Episode 2 of our series Consolidate, we explore the tools of Sabine’s trade and how eBay fits into her inspired life of objects.
Check out episode 1 with DJ & Nightlife expert Gabby Mejia
(Photo: Gabriel Stanley. Text by Jauretsi)
After our previous chat at Art Basel with photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya, documenter of LCD Soundsystems last glorious seven years, first we ran to go buy the book, and secondly, we inquired which cameras created all the magic.
"I use the Contax systems, so I really love my Aria" says the music-phile. He also tipped us off to the G2 Rangefinder. ”My point-and-shoot of choice is a Contax T3. I probably like that one best. It was my first real camera and its stealthy”. In terms of lenses, you can’t go wrong with the good ol’ fashioned standard 35 mm lens. eBay has a ton of options up for grabs so take a peek. Now all you have to do is have the foresight which Ruvan had almost a decade ago, and find yourself the next LCD Soundsystem to document. Visit Powerhouse Books to purchase your own copy of LCD for some inspiration.