A digital celebration of 80s analog photography. My late father purchased a Ricoh FF-3 AF Super point and shoot film camera shortly after I was born, circa 1984. My mother held onto it, and gave me this piece of photo history in 2015. I can confirm the vintage camera still works after all these years, although the images it produces aren’t exactly true to life. See the results for yourself on my Instagram account where I shared pictures from Laluzapalooza 2015 at La Luz de Jesus art gallery shot on this old retro Ricoh.
Naturally I drew the device by hand in my sketchbook, and then created this vector art piece with Adobe Illustrator. Consider this the second installment of my camera series. As with my Nikon FM 10 digital reproduction, I set out to demonstrate depth in flat design. The above graphic uses a combination of tones and shades in a limited color palette to replicate the camera’s intricate details with a 3D effect. Some may argue that the shadow-esque shapes betray pure flat aesthetic, so let’s just call this piece a semi-flat design. Be sure to zoom in for an up close look at the finer points.