Recommended reading

5 comments on Recommended reading

Every week I round up my favorite posts from the blogs I follow.

Simon Kidd, who also collects and uses old cameras, made a book out of family photos for his parents 50th anniversary. He walks us through it in a video, in which you get to hear his great Scottish accent (as he lives in Edinburgh). Read A Brief History of a Family

Fellow roadie Denny Gibson remembers a 1965 Barracuda he owned. It burned oil; he kept a crate of 30-weight in the boot and sometimes had to pull over to add oil. Ah, the old days. Read My Wheels — Chapter 14: 1965 Barracuda

Matt Lambros takes beautiful photos of abandoned and decaying, but formerly grand, old theaters. This week, he showcased Loew’s Canal Theatre in New York City. Read Loew’s Canal Theatre

It seems inevitable that most brick-and-mortar camera stores will eventually close, squeezed out by the vast selection online. It’s no fun when the only one near you closes, as Mark O’Brien recently experienced. Read The Last One Standing…Closes. Huron Camera, RIP Dec. 2014



5 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. hmunro Avatar

    Another great roundup-o’-reads, Jim! Especially Mark O’Brien’s post — both for the wistfulness of his fond memories, and for the reminder that our purchasing choices do make a difference. Thank you …

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Heather! Mark’s post makes me want to go visit the one camera store left in Indy.

  2. Jeanne Avatar

    Sigh, the camera shop that was literally around the corner from my house closed up a year ago– it’s what prompted me to start film photography. The owner said that he was too old to keep the shop going, and there was no one else to take over. I was too green and too new then– wish I had gotten to know him better!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Man, to make a living among cameras and film and photographers. That would be fun. Too bad you weren’t the one to take over the shop!

      1. Jeanne Avatar


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