Even the most hardened photographers can be sentimental. Johnny Martyr, a mid-Atlantic Coast film photographer, crafted this paean to a small camera repair shop, Baltimore Photo-Electronic Services, in Pikesville, MD. Anyone who would rather fix an old camera or lens than toss it out for a new one would feel right at home at BE-PS. After all, just above the desk where repair estimates and testing might begin is a shelf of vintage 35mm Kodaks dating back to the late 1940s—along with an Instamatic tucked in behind the elders. Take a moment to savor this delightful meditation on a (nearly) vanished world of analog cameras, lenses, and the people who keep them going.
Ho! Ho! Ho! You’ve been waiting all year for this—a chance to mix, mingle and watch PHSNE members show and tell about their favorite collection items. Remember Marti’s basement tour last year? What new surprises are in store this time?