Good Luck Charles, the blog of wraycharles.com

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Making your Mark: The Art and History of the Moniker

An interview with Bob the Bencher

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The best thing I’ve seen in so long.  The filming on this is bonkers.

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Step into the haunting, humorous, and startling world of tintype photography.

Interviewing: Libby and Stephen

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Sara interviewed the extremely talented tintypists Libby & Stephen!

speed graphic with f3.3 Argus projection lens… testing and loving this camera.

speed graphic with f3.3 Argus projection lens… testing and loving this camera.

My souvenir from London, even though it’s German made.  I had never seen a Werra camera before and saw two of them at the Portobello Market.  The first was a green one being purchased by an elderly gentleman, and the second was a black version that I was able to handle but it literally died in my hands while testing the shutter.  On our way out of the market I looked up and saw a tiny sign with a TLR and SLR sawed in half and attached that read: ‘Cameras.’  I walked back through the cramped antique stalls and came across an unexpected, tiny closet absolutely packed to the brim with cameras.  There was another green version in beautiful shape amidst the craziness.  I bought it on the spot and while many cameras come and go from my ‘collection’, this is a true collection keeper.  Gorgeous design.  Gorgeous.  No wind lever, but the green ring around the lens housing twists to wind the film and cock the shutter.  They don’t make ‘em like this no more.  Read up on these beauties here.