The majority of the Web sites referenced
here are well-known by the old camera amateurs and collectors. These sites
are particularly well done and updated regularly.
I also added some Web sites that I
like because of the collections they present, the subjects they
cover or simply because they are pleasant.
USEFUL SITES FOR COLLECTORS
This site offers
different supplies adapted for the archiving of old photographies or
glass plates. A good bargain as the products are top quality and at a
good price. In addition, they have a very efficient shipment process !
You want to offer a new leather suit to your
prefered camera ? No problem,
Camera Leather is THE solution.
This US site offers pre-cut leather skins for classic and contemporary
cameras. The range of supported cameras is very large as the variety of
proposed leather skins.
However, be careful to no commit
an error of taste when offering a red lezard skin to your old Leica IIIa...
The pre-cut leather skins fit perfectly with the camera bodies,
including all known variants (contact the boss - Morgan Sparks).
This one will always
answer (in english) your questions.
OLD PHOTOGRAPHIES AND PROCESSES
website showcases the artistry of Alfred Watson, whose black and white images
of the Great Depression, World War II and the Industrial Age received
numerous awards during his lifetime. Thanks to his daugther Carol for
giving us the chance to discover the work of her father.
|The Daguerrian Society
The outstanding web
site of the American Daguerrian Society. A true on-line encyclopedia
dedicated to these famous old pictures and one of the biggest database
Denis Waters Fine Daguerreotypes
like Daguerreotypes or Ambrotypes, the web site is a must. Denis always
provides great description of each dag and the quality of his picture
scans is simply outstanding. A lot of advises to date or restore a dag.
|The collection of antique photographies from
Some lucky person have the chance to share work and
passion. That is the case of Yves Lebrec who is the curator of the
photographic library of the Catholic Institute of Paris. So, antique
photographies... he knows a thing or two about it ! His web site shows a
large collection of old postcards and CDVs from Normandy as well as
several photographers from this part of France.
|Antique Kodak cameras
Fully dedicated to Kodak cameras, the
website of Jos Erdkamp is a reference on that topic. A lot of
great photographies but also some short films (see section "Elements
in motion") in which you can see how the old cameras work. The are
very informative and quite unique on the internet.
Matériels & Accessoires
The reference Web site regarding the cameras
FOCA. Do not spend your time looking for something more accurate, this
one is simply the best.
Gérard has the passion of old camera
since he is a young boy. He needs to go above
the simple technical knowledge of a camera and he always try to learn
about it history and the one of its manufacturer. A lot of informations
and references on this web site, which is enriched by texts proposed by
other camera's collectors.
Soviet cameras web site
was one of those who were dreaming of a Leica when they were fiveteen
but finally got a Zenith. This kean photographer still uses these
soviet old-fashioned cameras to produce great pictures.
To determine how old is your camera from its
serial number and to learn everything about the "Néocalotypistes".
About Nikon cameras, includes interesting sections "collection" and "historical".
A Web site made by Japanese amateurs of classic
cameras. Very documented and well done.
Collection of compact and telemeter cameras
from the 70's : descriptions, specifications, a ot of advices, photos...
|The André Bessot's
A collection of cameras from 1878 to 2004. This collection is evolving
according to the opportunities... In addition, André is a talented
photographer. His photos are superb.
Michel is collecting vintage cameras of any types since 30 years. Have a
look on his great stereoscopique cameras and also the other information
he is presenting.
Craig's camera Home page &
Craig's Daguerreian Registry
The two web sites of John S. Craig.
Can not be ignored by who is looking for the original manual of an old
camera or the exact address of a daguerrotypist who was living in 1858
at Leavenworth, Indiana... Impressive !
|History of the
Some people are making boat models, others like Åke Hultman prefer reproduce antic
cameras. You must visit the site of this swedish guy who has gold in his
hand. Åke has also a great collection of Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes,
Tintypes as well as an important documentation and some unusual objects
(Website in Swedish and English).
The first resource for Antique Camera and
Free-content encyclopedia of camera information, a repository of
information about all still camera brands and models.
Source of blog posts, articles, books, and videos about photography.
Clear, varied and well documented.
Stéphanie is just perfect! She is a nice person, pretty, intelligent and
on the top of that, she is a true artist only
interested by the emotion resulting from the moment she creates
something. Her watercolors and her photos are decorating the walls of
our house for our greatest pleasure. Discover here her photos and come
back again as she deserves to be cheered.
After several years spent in the movies business, Jacques returned to
photography in 1996. This excellent photographer has become famous with
several illustrated reports and his pictures are regularly published in
all the papers. Jacques is also an expert of the collodion process (wet-plate),
an ancient photographic process he is teaching during
The pictures obtained with this process are just fabulous.
I don't know how many countries Marie-Louise is visiting each year but
I'm pretty sure she is a "platinum" frequent flyer. From all these
trips, she brings back incredible photos, full of this artistic
sensibility that only true travellers have.
by Didier Grouard
Orphans of Bouaké),
having a hearty appetite (well... maybe less since he is on diet), True
lover of vintage cameras and dags, learned person but above all...
Didier has THE Photographic Eye ! Visit his web site, Didier's photos are really
I love wedding photos, especially those showing the backstage of the
ceremony with these little moments of stolen intimity, kindness and
I don't know if Sarah looks like her brother Dan who is so kind, but she
is really a great photographer who knows exactly how to capture precious
The site of Matt Denton, an American
photographer, master of the black & white art who is also an
amateur of classical cameras. Information he gives is very complete. A
great web site with superb photographs.
The French site of the high resolution. For those who read French, this
web site will offer much more than the traditionnal gallery. It contains
numerous articles which will fulfill professional or amateur
|Old jobs Museum
In an unknown part of the suburb of Paris, you must
visit this incredible museum celebrating ancient
jobs. With a lot of kindness, the members of the Old
Montfermeil Society will drive you through their XVIII's century mansion
which hosts more than 6000 old objets. Their
explanations will drive you to the past. An
unforgettable moment !
Musée du Travail Charles Peyre - 1 rue de l'Eglise -
93370 Montfermeil (open wednesday, friday, saturday and sunday - from
2:30pm to 5:30 pm.
|Gérard Glatigny - Piano
I have two favorit pianists, Diana Krall and... Gérard Glatigny.
International - Orphans of Bouaké
Because there are some situations which can not let you
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