The Collector: One Man, One Passion, and Over One Thousand Cameras

While in an antique shop looking for old Nikon lenses, the folks over at Green Renaissance bumped into a man they’re identifying simply as “The Collector.” A man with a true passion for photography, they were fortunate enough to receive an invite into his home where they got to see his amazing collection of over one thousand vintage cameras from all over the world.

They spent nearly two hours at The Collector’s home, interviewing him and filming a collection that started in South Africa in 1972 and is still growing today. The result of the time they spent with The Collector is the nearly three-minute video you see at the top — an inspiring look at one man’s passion for photography that has spanned over four decades. (Warning: he does curse at one point in the video).

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  • TheCollector

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • SASA

    a nikon d5 in the cabinet!

  • KH

    Loved it.

  • Alan Dove

    Next time my wife rolls her eyes at my little collection, I’m showing her this.

  • mr

    great collection

  • newmon

    what an amazing collection. People collect cars, baseball cards, beer bottles, etc… BUT he’s happy and that’s what matters. I just wish I could go to his place and take a gander!