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Organizing your Analogue Arsenal: From Liquor Cabinet to Lomohome

Adding yet another camera to your collection is always fun and exciting. As your collection keeps growing the problem becomes finding a proper place to store them. My camera collection found a beautiful home in my liquor cabinet.

About a month ago my dormant love for analogue lit up and turned from kindle into a full on forest fire. The result is an ever-expanding camera collection. My biggest problem became finding a worthy home for these beautiful gems.

As graceful as I think some of them look as a decorative piece, especially the vintage cameras, I am not a big fan of them collecting lots of dust. On the other hand I didn’t want to just chuck them in a box or hide them in a closet. Looking around my living room I noticed the antique wooden closet, discretely hiding the liquor cabinet, and decided it was time for a change.

Glassware and bottles moved to the kitchen, making way for my cameras. This way they are kept from gathering dust, and always at the ready whenever I need them or just want to show them of.

My cameras also travel quiet a lot. Let me share with you how I organize my cameras when I go out.

Having just spent a good amount of money on cameras, I thought it was just as fair to invest in a good camera bag. Not being able to choose which cameras to leave at home, I knew I was going to need a reasonably sized bag, but not so big it was going to way a ton. I settled on the thinktank Retrospective 7. I haven’t regretted it for a second!

The bag doesn’t look big from the outside, but holds everything I need and more! The best thing is the bag is very comfortable to wear, even with all this gear inside. The roomy padded compartment can be divided any way I want and it has a separate padded compartment in the back that holds my ipad.

So, if you think your cameras deserve to be safely stored in a beautiful home, take a look at your liquor cabinet and decide what you would rather keep in there, glasses and bottles or your beautiful camera collection?! And if you haven’t invested in a good bag to take your gear on holidays, check out the retrospective line. Though it is designed for SLR systems, it works very well for smaller analogue.

written by sandravo


  1. lokified


    My solution would have been to get rid of all the liquor the old fashioned way...

    ...but that's me. ;)

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  2. neanderthalis


    Nice collection. I agree with @lokified I would have an impromptu party out of those bottles.

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  3. sandravo


    @Lokified @neanderthalis - There were 19 bottles of hard liquor in there... Any pictures resulting from that party won't be for publication! :-)

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  4. neanderthalis


    That is a good idea :)

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  5. kiri-girl


    This article made me thirsty :p

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  6. guanatos


    makes total sense

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  7. anttmaki


    Nice collection! :)

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  8. istionojr


    clean and well organized! ♥

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  9. saidseni


    Nice bag! @lokified :D

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  10. bsdunek


    Nice Bag! Anyone getting rid of the liquor, just send it my way. I'll dispose of it properly.

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