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Retro Bender

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Trade:
Camera Renovator
Locale:
South Austin

"The idea is to install a bulb into the lens, making these cameras functional relics of the past. The irony is they used to receive and record light, but now they're emitting it back – thus the cycle of progression continues."

Milan has been a photographer for over 16 years, meaning he actually remembers a time before the digital camera and its little brother, the camera phone. With a collection of vintage cameras that once ventured into triple digit territory, he wanted to preserve the history of the analog camera while creating a functional piece of art. Taking after his grandmother who once made a lamp for Ozzy Osbourne, he now transforms photographic relics from the past into sturdy sources of light. His creations are a unique way to pay tribute to the oft-neglected technology from the past.