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graduation handmade copper photo album

by Cam Wilson
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  • the story

Remember that one time...

School can be pretty hard sometimes, so why not give your recent graduate an album that's as tough as they are? Hold on to the glory days with this hand-finished copper picture journal holds 24 photos in twelve acid-free black sleeves and features an embossed cover. Designed by artisan Cam Wilson. Handmade in San Francisco.

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Handmade
Item ID
15609
Made from
copper
Measurements
6.5" L x 6" W x .25" D. Holds 24 photos: 4" x 6"
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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GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (9)
  • Well organized (5)
  • Archival construction (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Photographs (10)
  • Display (8)
  • Home (7)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)

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5.0

Beautiful

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from san jose, ca

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Archival Construction
  • Strong Construction
  • Well Organized

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archive
    • Display
    • Home
    • Photographs

    Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

    lovely gift for the graduate

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    • Yes
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    4.0

    Very nice little album

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    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction
    • Well Organized

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photographs
      • Traditional Prints

      Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

      This was a nice graduation gift, with some cash.
      I think it is a little expensive, yet very unique

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great gift for grad who has everything

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      from Chico, CA

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      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Home
        • Photographs

        Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

        Great item! Perfect size for keeping memories close wherever one ends up in life.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery. Well packaged.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Graduation Handmade Copper Photo Album

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        from Severn Maryland

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Very stylish and unique

        Cons

        • Smaller than expected

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Photographs
        • Traditional Prints

        Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

        I chose this as a gift because it was unique and handmade. I was surprised when I saw it that it was much smaller than I expected. For the price, I expected more.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Beautifully crafted

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        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Archival Construction
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Organized

        Cons

        • Need more pages for photo

        Best Uses

        • Archive
        • Display
        • Home
        • Photographs

        Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

        The cover of the photo album is unique and well crafted. I wish there were more pages to put photos in, it seemed kind of thin for a photo album.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Don't judge a book by it's cover!!!

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        from Tustin, California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Coffee Table Material
        • Strong Construction
        • Well Organized

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Home
          • Office
          • Photographs

          Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

          This photo book is unique due to the numerous cover designs available - everyone would be proud to display a photo book as beautiful as this one,
          whether it be for a graduation, anniversary, puppy pictures - all lifelong mememtos!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Classy photo album

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          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display

            Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

            Beautiful way to display photos with a cover and binding that appeals to those who like craftsmanship. Binding will not fall apart as it ages.
            First received the '60th' birthday album as a gift; liked it so much have since bought the 60th and the graduation album as gifts for others.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Just right for a special occassion

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            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display
              • Home
              • Office
              • Photographs

              Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

              I purchased this as a gift for a special graduation and I intend to puchase a similar one for a 60th birthday surprise.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Picture perfect!!

              By 

              from NY NY

              About Me Getting started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Archival Construction
              • Strong Construction
              • Untraditional traditional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • Photographs

                Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                The college graduate I gave this to was thrilled and said it was more than they could have imagined but exactly what they were looking for!

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                5.0

                Loved it!

                By 

                from Nashville, TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • wonderful graduation gift

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photographs

                  Comments about GRADUATION HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                  I bought this as a high school graduation gift. The recipient loved it!

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