This superb collection of 75 classic cameras is inspired by Colin Harding's highly successful "Classic Cameras" feature in "Black & White Photography" magazine. The cameras, which are sourced from the National Media Museum in Bradford, are arranged in chronological order, with a chapter for each era and a double-page spread devoted to each camera. Each spread has a large and impressive shot of the camera in question, smaller shots of any variants, a potted history giving a fascinating insight into the camera's development and a biography and photograph of the inventor where appropriate.
Colin Harding is curator of Photographic Technology at the National Media Museum in Bradford. He has written widely on the history of photography and is a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He has been curator of many exhibitions and has shown readers of Black & White Photography much about classic cameras down the issues. He lives in Leeds.