It's difficult to
put cameras into categories...for example, 'Boxes' or 'Simple Ones'.
Many of these cameras are not much more than boxes, and actually may be even
more simple than some in the 'Boxes' category. But when I tried to divide up
the cameras I had collected into categories, something made me create this
category apart from the Boxes category. Maybe it was that the cameras made of
plastic and bakelite made them feel not quite boxes. They may be from the same
time, but they were of a different expectation or dream. They were designed
with a futuristic eye, a stepping stone for those who still carried the
boxes...just not too broad of a step.