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baby carriage copper photo album

by Cam Wilson
Handmade
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  • the story

This Baby Rocks

No pink ruffles. No blue rattles. This baby album has definitely got a bit more edge than the usual crowd of cutesy keepsakes. This hand-finished copper picture journal holds 24 4" x 6" photos in twelve acid-free black sleeves and features an embossed baby carriage on the cover. Designed by artisan Cam Wilson. Handmade in San Francisco.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
15610
Made from
copper
Measurements
6.5" L x 6" W x .25" D
Notes
Contains 12 sleeves for 24 photos
  • the maker
Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson of All Fours creates uniquely embossed patina copper albums.

Patina is the process of using a torch to produce a film on the metal through oxidation, which creates a weathered look.

His copper albums are warm and industrial, and one can sense the craftsmanship and love that goes into them. Wilson loves working with and forming metal, especially copper.

The process of using a torch is frustrating, he says, but it is the most rewarding part of his work. He loves the depth and painterly quality that develops from it. But by far the best part of his job is that he can spend every day working in the studio with his dogs.

Wilson was born in Palo Alto, CA, but has lived in San Francisco for the last 26 years. He splits his work between a ranch in Santa Rosa, where he does the torch work, and the three levels of a crumbling San Francisco Victorian in the lower Haight district where the assembly takes place.

He has a BA in Video Art from the California College of Art in Oakland, CA, and says if he weren't an artist he would be a video engineer.

Some of his first works were large metal sculptures made of old Cadillacs--but his current work developed after working with a jeweler and practicing with those types of tools and materials.

Wilson began using salvaged metal from a scrap yard, but now buys copper by the half-ton from a distributor. He uses recycled motorcycle inner tubes for the hinges.

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BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Archival construction (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Well organized (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Display (10)
  • Photographs (6)
  • Archive (5)
  • Traditional prints (5)
  • Home (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (3), Enthusiast (3)

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4.0

Very unique gift

By 

from Sparta NJ

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

      Very beautiful gift: the craftsmanship is evident-This was a gift for a friends daughters' baby shower and it was passed around quite a bit since everyone loved how unique and special it was. Will be great display piece-I can see it out on a coffee table, like a mini piece of art-not the usual pastel album. Will definitely consider again in the future as a great gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Spectacular Photo Album

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      from Villa Park, IL

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Special Memories

        Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

        I bought this for some friends who are having their first child in December. I can't wait to give it to them at their baby shower. I really love the design and the durability of this product. The only drawback that I can see is, if you have a vertical picture, you will have to turn the album 90 degrees to look at the photo.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Beautiful way to show of baby photos!

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

            I love this designer! The cover really is as beautiful as it looks online----if not more! It has a nice, hefty feel. I have a guest book from this designer that has held up very well over the years! LOVE IT!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            SO beautiful

            By 

            from Hackettstown, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                This photo album is a unique piece of art to display pictures of your baby or to give as a gift to someone expecting a baby that appreciates art.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Album

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Collegiate/Pro

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stylish
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Na

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                beautiful baby gift

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Best gift ever

                By 

                from Boulder, CO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stylish
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Smallish

                Best Uses

                • Baby pictures

                Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                A couple of us purchased this for a friend who, literally, had *everything* for her first born, so we wanted to give her something that would stand out. When she opened it, she said "This is soooooo cool!" She didn't say this about any of her other gifts. As it was passed around the room, pretty much everyone else said the same thing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Perfect Gift

                By 

                from Ohio City OH

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Stylish
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                    Perfect gift for the very picky hard to buy for friend.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    perfect gift

                    By 

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Archival Construction
                    • Great design
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Organized

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Display
                      • Home
                      • Photographs

                      Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                      This was such a perfect grandparent gift! Everyone has loved it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Adoreable display for baby years.

                      By 

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cute patina
                      • Delightfully low-tech

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Archive
                        • Display
                        • Home
                        • Photographs
                        • Silver Gelatin Prints
                        • Traditional Prints

                        Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                        This cute album features cute construction with a rubber grommet/metal washer binding that is refreshing next to the 'overly polished' albums that seem to be so prevalent. The only con I can think of is that all your photos will have to be horizontal prints to fit the slots.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Prompt service, good condition.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        I would not buy another one

                        By 

                        from Fayetteville, AR

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Copper cover cute

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Display

                        Comments about BABY CARRIAGE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                        Outside copper cover is cute. However intside photo holder flips up and down - not left to right as you open the book. It really seems awkward (and cheapens it) after you open it.

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