I have been collecting cameras since 1996. I bought a One Hour Photo lab in June of that year, with it came about a dozen old cameras that were decorating the shop. I made a display in the window, next thing I knew people would drop off old cameras they did not want, in hopes I would add it to the window. Years later when I sold the shop, I packed the cameras up and put them in storage. Still picking more and more up, flea markets, relatives, friends, pretty sure every visit to Brimfield Fair adds at least one to the collection a year. Some would be on my dresser, a couple of shelves in the house would hold my grandfather and uncle’s cameras, but most were still in storage. Then I built the barn, the first thing I did was make some quick shelves and dug all the cameras out of hiding and they were all in one place for the first time. Those who have visited the studio might have seen the original display. Nothing special it was never meant to be permanent. So with some unexpected downtime, here is the newly built camera collection wall, and today happens to be National Camera Day.