Using a 100 year old camera

Being stuck indoors more than I would prefer recently has had a profound effect on the amount of time I've been able to dedicate to hobbies old and new (AKA buggering-around-in-the-garage). I recently passed my 30th birthday (*groan*), for which my partner very kindly bought me a near 100 year old Kodak No. 1 Pocket camera. I would have been very happy just having this photography relic as a decoration, but I have now managed to get some photos out of it! There were a few versions of these old folding cameras from Kodak, but here is the version that I have from somewhere around the 1920s. 

Pseudo Skydiving

During the Christmas shopping season last year I was on the search for a present for a close friend of mine. Jim has many times forced me into situations I wouldn't touch whilst wearing a hazmat suit, so I'd been looking for a good opportunity to put him through some misery (with the disguise of being a thoughtful gift of course).

Being slightly afraid of heights, I thought indoor skydiving would be a perfect activity to a) work up to a real one for my 30th birthday, and b) to put the wind up him.

In true millennial style nothing ever happens if it isn't recorded, so naturally here's a video!

Warning: Jim is ever so slightly hard-of-having-hair. To avoid potentially permanent eye injuries please ensure you have suitable PPE before pressing play.