Earlier this month, Dilish Parekh, an Indian photojournalist and world record holder, has announced that he has broken his own world record for having the largest collection of cameras. Read on to find out just how large his collection is!
He was first recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in the early 2000s when he had 2,634 units to his collection. Since then, the size of his collection had grown almost twice in number and as of this writing, the official count has been an astonishing 4,425.
Parekh’s fascination started when he inherited his father’s own collection of around 600 cameras when he passed on. It includes a rare Leica 250 that was made in 1934, as well as a Tessina L and a Bessa II. Since then, Parekh has strived to add more and more cameras – ranging from the antiques to the more contemporary ones.
“Cameras are my life. I can’t stay without them,” Parekh admits to dna, an Indian broadsheet daily.
He also mentions that he has absolutely no plans in selling them any time soon.