Curious Cameras: 183 Cool Cameras from the Strange to the Spectacular

Author(s): Todd Gustavson


From cameras shaped like popular characters to tiny hidden spy cameras, this fascinating collection from the famed George Eastman House showcases some of the most unique models ever created. On display in more than 200 images are curiosities like spy cameras, watch cameras, toy cameras, and more. Adapted from 500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation (9781402780868), this volume also features a new selection of photographs made with specific cameras in the collection, as well as typical images made by various camera types. Todd Gustavson, the Curator of Technology at the George Eastman House, traces the technology behind each one, and provides insights into the innovators behind the lenses.

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A fascinating collection showcasing some of the most unique camera models ever created. Contains 200 images displaying spy cameras, watch cameras, toy cameras and more. Traces the technology behind each camera.

Todd Gustavson is Curator of Technology at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. He is responsible for the cataloging, storage, and maintenance of one of the world's largest collections of photographic and cinematic equipment, containing more than 20,000 artifacts. He has curated or co-curated many exhibitions for the museum, including the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition The Brownie at 100.

General Fields

  • : 9781454915515
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : December 2015
  • : 152mm X 152mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : full colour photographs and illustrations
  • : Todd Gustavson
  • : Paperback
  • : 771.3