Antique cameras don t just collect dust when Dora Goodman gets ahold of them.
Vintage cameras get a new chance to capture life after Goodman updates them with wood, porcelain, and gold – that s when she s not producing computer game trailers at her day job.
She also handcrafts camera bodies from scratch.
The rest of the work is days of cutting and grinding, gluing and drying, and then grinding again…Pretty time-consuming but totally worth it, Goodman said.
When asked what is her favorite camera to modify, she told Japan Camera Hunger, A little marquetry work on a Voigtlander Bessa II, cover a Leica M7 with wood and gold, put some porcelain on a Rollei 35.
Camera design and restoration isn t a cheap hobby.