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The Collector: One Man’s Love Affair With Cameras

While browsing for lenses in the stores along Long Street in Cape Town, the people from Green Renaissance, a film production and media agency, met a man called The Collector and were fortunate enough to get a sneak peak of his impressive camera collection.

“The whole history of photography is quite important to the human being. It’s part of the human being.” – The Collector

[The Collector] has built up a collection of more than 1000 cameras over the years. We were lucky enough for him to invite us to his home (not open to the public) to view his impressive collection. He reaffirmed how important it is to do what you love. – Green Renaissance

Despite being only 3 minutes long, the video managed to convey the quiet passion and love The Collector has for his collection. It’s refreshing and inspiring, and there is no doubt that after watching this, we all would want to meet this charming old man.


written by geegraphy


  1. adi_totp


    Oh my god!! :D

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  2. boredslacker


    Makes me wonder, do we have any people like that in SG or Malaysia???

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  3. emkei


    great video!!!

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  4. emilios


    loved it

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  5. stouf


    Very moving. He's beautiful.

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  6. abigail0605


    I want to meet this man so bad. I feel like I would be able to talk with him forever!

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