My name is Mark, and I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in the year of Logan’s Run (or The Pink Panther Strikes Again if that’s more your style). I am a geographer, transit data analyst, writer, tinkerer, and collector of cameras.
The appeal of vintage cameras was first related to their mechanical nature, actual function was secondary. That quickly changed when I started to run film through them, then started to process my own film. This hobby has quickly snowballed to consume a good amount of time each day, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Finding a large group of like-minded individuals on the Vintage Camera Collectors Facebook group has, at various times, provided invaluable information, laughs, and resulted in more than a few purchases.