The White Stripes take on film
Limited-edition "Meg" and "Jack" versions of Diana and Holga cameras offer retro views.
The Fashionista blog noticed this new camera for White Stripes or vintage camera fanatics.
Meg and Jack White of the White Stripes have partnered with the Lomography Society, an international experimental-photography organization, on two reproduction cameras.
The purpose of the limited-edition cameras is to take "an analog look at life in the Digital Age," according to a statement on the White Stripes Web site.
I suppose this is a follow-up to their Digital Age release of the.
The "Meg" for $180 is a semireplica of the Diana camera from the 1960s. It comes with a 'Nobody Knows How To Talk To Children' ring flash, a Diana Vignettes photo book, a peppermint film mask filter, a camera strap and a lens cap.
It also comes with a note for modern-day photographers: "This camera uses all varieties of medium-format 120 film--to be purchased and developed at professional photo labs and specialty stores."
The "Jack" is a Holga flash camera for $180 that comes with--what else?--a fish-eye lens. The kit also includes a The World Through a Plastic Lens photo book, a 120 roll of film, three glass lens filters, a camera strap, a lens cap, opaque tape and two AA batteries.
Three thousand of each camera were made in the band's signature colors of red, white and black, and include the band's signature peppermint swirl.
Both cameras also come with a peppermint filter for making your images look like a scene out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, or should I say Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? That's the version in which Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka bears a striking resemblance to Jack White.