World Vintage Camera Day

For a number of years I have owned a series of vintage cameras that sat gathering dust on my book shelf at home. A few months ago I grabbed a couple of likely candidates and decided that cameras are actually designed for taking photographs and not as ornaments.  A few rolls of out of date Ilford FP4 later........


Along with Yorkshire based Photographic Artist Steven Cox  I have been shooting images using a variety of vintage film cameras and getting pretty decent results. 

After a discussion on how best to display these images and a realisation that 2019 marks the 180th anniversary of both Daguerre and Fox-Talbot releasing their photographic processes to the world we came up with the inaugural 'World Vintage Camera Day'.  This will hopefully turn into an annual competition that will showcase images taken on vintage cameras.   The rules are simple:

  • Your camera must be at least 60 years old

  • It must not contain any electronics


You can submit images  (72dpi maximum please) via email.  Please submit details of the camera and film used to obtain your shot when submitting images. Closing date is midnight on the 15th November 2019.  The best images as judged by Steven and myself will feature in the gallery below and a small prize will be awarded to the winner. You will get a full picture credit on the gallery. The winner will be announced on the 2nd December 2019.

We would love this to be an annual event, so grab your box brownie and send us your best shot.

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Paul Maven and Steven Cox, July 2019

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 Fine art and documentary photography by Leeds based photographer.  All content Copyright © 2019 Paul Maven.  

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