My new addition to my vintage camera collection, this is the Kodak Jiffy Six 20 Series II folding camera from the Eastman Kodak Co. made in 1937 to 1948. She’s super pretty, although the first series of the Jiffy had a really cool art deco pattern on the front but I just love her. Old school metal and leatherette cameras are just impossible to say no to and I got her and the original case for $25 which to me is impossible to say no to. She’s the third folding camera I have now in my collection and uses 620 film which is easy to convert from 120 film so I should be out and shooting with her by next weekend. The prints are 6x9cm which is a monster. I really want to do some landscapes which is hard when I live in a city but I think that’d be the best use of that large print just panoramic style shoots. I have been really dry with showing you guy’s vintage photography for the last few months. I’ve just been obsessed with my Polaroid Colorpack this summer and fall and still haven’t bought any new chemicals for developing black and white film. Winter I feel is a perfect time to break out the vintage camera and just head off into the snow to find an adventure…and with a camera named Jiffy you’re likely to find one.
It’s already almost at the end of autumn this review for October is a little bittersweet because it means there will be no more fall leaves prancing around and vivid colors in every direction. I enjoyed every moment of it though. I have so much fun around Halloween decorating my house, carving pumpkins and working on postcards for my friends. It was a really quiet Halloween day for me but someday I’ll have a house where I can cover the lawn in spooky decorations and go all out and have kids ring my doorbell all night long. Beside Halloween though October had some really fun moments like picking apples with Zara and Victor and going for walks in our neighborhood. Home life is still a little stressful with Butter still having her aggressive outbursts once a week but I am hoping the days where she is her old self keep going for longer and longer. As for my photography, I am excited to be working on postcards that I should hopefully have in time for Christmas season. I am debating how or if I’ll be selling them, I’ve been debating opening an Etsy store for a few years now but never feel confident enough to do it. For the blog though there will be more recipes and I’ll be having Christmas gift guides for my Picks of the Week starting in November to December. I also have my color film developer kit now so I am hoping in the next few weeks to try for the first time developing my own colored 35 and 120 films – excited and scared all at the same time. Beside the freezing weather outside I am really looking forward to November!
a few select posts from October:
Prince Edward Island in Polaroids
Fall with Holga Close Up and Macro Lens
Montreal Botanical Garden
Paint by the Numbers
Walk Around Parc LaFontaine with Kodak Dualflex
How to Organize Negatives
Apple Crumble Cupcakes Recipes
What I Wore
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