Do you want to see the collection? We are now able to invite you, and the first date we are making available is August 19th – World Photography Day. Visits will of course involve Covid-safety measures, and because of the continued need
Photographers love St Monans. And why not? It’s a treasure trove of interesting and beautiful images. No wonder the village already features in so many publications and films. Now that the pandemic restrictions are relaxing, the Community Arts Festival Committee is hopeful
Now here is a strange looking camera! The unusually shaped Alfa cameras were produced by WZFO (Warszawskie Zaklady Optyczne) group of Poland from 1962 to 1965, with some 15,000 being made. WZFO was established by the state in 1951 and later merged
These days, with the advancement of digital photography, the use of supplemental camera lighting for most applications is of minor concern. However the early photographers were faced with much longer times taken to capture an image and so adequate lighting was a
Was this meant to be a cool means to take candid pictures, or just handy when entertaining during the swinging sixties?
Old Amateur Photographers provide a great snapshot of the state of the art nearly sixty years ago, not only through the articles and features, but also in their copious advertising.
“Enormous thanks for support in this bid go to the Community Council and our local councillors. This moves us beyond the problems we have had because of covid restrictions, and launches us into the next phase – improving and developing the collection.”
The Jim Matthew Camera Collection has had some great coverage over the last few weeks.
“This is a fascinating and unique camera collection that needs to be kept together, developed as a resource, and made accessible to the public. “It’s great that a group has been formed to secure the collection and to take it forward as
19th August: a doubly significant date …