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Friendship Fuels This Erotic Photographer’s Collection of 90’s Toys

Fwee Carter believes nerds can be sexy too, and he’s got an entire book, and website, devoted to images he’s taken of nerdy guys with their nerdy cosplay or collection looking totally sexy. But what drives Carter, besides the need to level the playing field and giving us great examples of what it really means to see a man sexually objectified, is his affection for a very particular type of 90s nostalgia. Read More >>

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What Do You Keep When You Whittle a Collection of 2300 Cameras Down to 200?

Every photographer, at some point, becomes a collector too. Some photographers collect lenses worth thousands of pounds apiece. Others collect camera bodies of a certain brand. David Silver collects old cameras and at one point he had over 2300 of them. Read More >>

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Yes, You Really Can Collect View-Masters, and Yes, This Woman Has Nearly All of Them

Before smartphones or mobile VR there were precious few ways for your eyes to feast on a far off land. The View-Master was one of the best ones. It could transport a person anywhere—provided they had the imagination and the patience to thumb through the dozens of slides on a View-Master wheel. Rebecca Kilbreath had that patience, and has amassed one of the larger collections of View-Masters and View-master reels. Read More >>

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This Swordsmith Hacks Ancient Weapons to Unlock the Secrets of Viking Metallurgy

Jeff Pringle is a US-based swordsmith, so it’s no surprise he has has hundreds of pre-industrial and Viking-era swords, axes, knives and other sharp, wonderful artefacts in his collection. But Pringle describes his collection as almost “accidental” and he the way he uses his collection has put the blades he makes himself in high demand amongst living history fans eager to use a weapon as close to historically accurate as possible. Read More >>

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This Engineer Obsessively Restores His Gigantic Collection of Vintage Computers

Marc Verdiell is obsessed with clunky, vintage computers. He has over a hundred pieces in his collection, mostly early HP and IBM computers and test equipment, which he cleans, repairs, and displays in his extremely tidy basement. The standout, of course, is the Xerox Alto from the 1970s. Read More >>