Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two Buildings in two countries!

Below, I am showing two buildings in two countries but having similar functions. Both display old classic and vintage cameras. The one on the left side is Rayko, which is in San Francisco City in California, USA; while the one on the right side is The Camera Museum in George town, Penang Malaysia.
RayKo Photo Center In San Francisco, CA, USA  and  The Camera Museum, GeorgeTown, Penang, Malaysia
View of  over-bridge of Highway and view of the house verandah across the narrow street with Chinese Lantern above
RayKo is in 12,000 sq.ft. warehouse building and offers digital printing services, classes, workshops to local community and exhibits local photographers' works. The camera museum is in well preserved historic and cultural city, listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  The building is on a small, narrow but deep lot with courtyard. It is designed specially for tourists and exhibits vintage camera, accessories and works of well-known local photographers. Also, it has a coffee store at the back.
RayKo, Vintage Cameras on brackets & old brick wall and central enclosure shines with the band of artificial lights above

Camera Museum in George town, Cortyard flooded with natural light and Display of vintage camera on the wall cladded with re-claimed wood boards
It is nice to see that people respect and admire vintage cameras. And I wonder how did the photographers take some superb photos with those simple mechanisms. 
I want to end this by the photo below, I llike the photo because it appears 2D but more than that, I love the caption on the wall. It says-

WHEN YOU PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE IN COLOUR
YOU PHOTOGRAPH THEIR CLOTHES.
BUT WHEN YOU PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE IN B&W
YOU PHOTOGRAPH THEIR SOULS

Camera Museum in George town, Penang, Malaysia,  Photo Credit- Neela Shukla