the vintage photo

The Vintage Photo

A crowd sourced visual document Thomas Dahm and Maarten Baptist created an old-fashioned event: a rental service for analogue cameras: The Vintage Photo. At Dutch Design Week 2013 the project launced launched at four locations in Eindhoven. Together with everyone who rented a cameras we created a crowd sourced visual document of the week. Every day 100 Vintage Photographers headed out to shoot the most obscure parties, interesting exhibitions and their dinner with family and friends at a small pop-up restaurant on that new design location. The photos are all compiled on as an informal overview of the week. Shortly after the Dutch Design Week every photographer received the Vintage Photos by post. A shared fascination for old cameras and a love for that anxiety when picking up your holiday pics at the photo shop was our ‘kick up the butt’ to host The Vintage Photo. Product designer Maarten Baptist and graphic designer Thomas Dahm, who have worked together for about eight years, teamed up with freelance editor Ellen Zoete to create an analogue Vintage Photo Experience, as a flashback to their youths. The cameras could be rented at three locations in the city, where people could sit down for a designer coffee, buy a logo bag or have a snack. The coffee and the food were designed by a host of designers in collaboration with big names in the industry: MIKO coffee, Gabriel, Vitra, Verotex, Canoof, Lensvelt, Mackelijk, City Foto, Webprint. The Vintage Photo received quite a bit of press attention, among others Volkskrant, VPRO.

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