Welcome back to Camera Thursday, our chance to show off what we shoot and make books with. Today’s camera is a tiny-yet-rugged champ that’s held together with a bit of electrical tape.
Job: Copy Director/Blurb Voice
Camera: Pentax Optio w60
“My camera is not the latest, or the hippest, and it’s definitely not the prettiest, but it’s precious to me. I take it in the boat with me on my early morning rows and record the sunrise, the waves, the Golden Gate Bridge from every possible angle, and whatever else I see.
It’s waterproof – a good thing since it’s been soaked, splashed, and submerged when my boat gets hit or swamped by a wave – and it’s a little worse for the wear. But it has held up, electrical tape and all.
I made a Blurb book of photos I took with it and gave it as a gift to my rowing buddy Stefan. I plan on making a book every year and I know I’ll treasure those books and pull them out to wow (and possibly bore) generations to come.
They say the best camera is the one you have. Well, I’m happy to have this one and if by chance it goes overboard and ends up in Davy Jones locker, well then that will be a good story, and I’ll be on the search for another non-precious, definitely waterproof camera.”
Thanks for stopping by. Next week we’ll be back with yet another dispatch from our corner of camera-nerd heaven.