Classic Zenit cameras from the old Soviet days always produce quirky results!
Recently, I’ve been fascinated by Soviet-era camera gears. Maybe it’s their old-leathery smell, perhaps it’s the almost awkward aesthetic, for sure it’s not their reliability ! But anyhow, these cameras represent a time and place where profit didn’t matter as much as churning out enough quantity to meet the quota. The end product is quite quirky !
This is my 1st roll with a Soviet-era Zenith Model E camera. This particular camera has quite a history, it was purchased by my dad in 1980 when he traveled to Amsterdam. I remember childhood pictures taken with this camera. After the 80s, it’s been sitting in a box forgotten in our old house in China. After my mom heard about my fascination with antique cameras, she brought it back on a recent trip ! It was a bit dusty and worn out when I got it, but it was nothing a little aerosol can and super-glue couldn’t fix =).