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handmade copper pet photo albums

by Cam Wilson
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Picture Perfect Pets

Preserve images of all your loves in these heartwarming handmade photo albums. A cat and moon or a dog bone on the front of the rich copper cover with spaces for the 24 4" x 6" photos inside set on black acid-free paper in twelve acetate sleeves. Handmade by artisan Cam Wilson in San Francisco. Sold individually. Handmade in San Francisco.

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Handmade
Item ID
14605
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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HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (22)
  • Archival construction (12)
  • Well organized (10)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photographs (31)
  • Display (25)
  • Home (23)
  • Archive (9)
  • Office (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (8), Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (7)

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2.0

Disappointing

By 

from New City, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cover is copper pretty

Cons

  • Photo sleeves are flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

    The cover is copper, which was the reason I ordered as a gift for a friend. The photo sleeves are flimsy and don't seen strong enough to hold up for long. The entire inside seemed cheap and unfinished. I returned it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love these copper albums

    By 

    from los Angeles

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Photographs
      • Traditional Prints

      Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

      I now have 4 of these albums, one for each dog I've lost. Each one displays chronological photos of their lives (each album holds 24 photos). They sit my coffee table for me (and friends) to remember how much pleasure these furry famil members gave us. They help me always remember my babies.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Really Great!

      By 

      from Wayland, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Home
        • Photographs
        • Traditional Prints

        Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

        Our friend loved her new photo album!! IT is very attractive, and a creative way to display pictures of her new puppy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By 

        from Greensburg, PA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Artistic
        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Pricey but worth it

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Home
        • Office
        • Photographs

        Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

        When I first saw this album in the catalog I thought it would be perfect for good friends of ours (dog lovers and photo enthusiasts). I debated for quite awhile because of the price but finally went ahead and bought it. I was so pleased! It was beautiful! Highly recommend if you want something unique and artistic!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Nice product, poor service...

        By 

        from ND

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Photographs

            Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

            Nice product - well liked.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Product was sent with receipt for another person, I had to un-gift wrap the item and re-wrap it to make sure it was correct. A call and message left at uncommon goods was not returned.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            to much money for the product

            By 

            from ma

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good looking

            Cons

            • Kind of cheep

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Photographs

            Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

            to much money for the product and how it is made

            Service and delivery comments:

            great

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Mixed

            By 

            from Kansas City, MO

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

                  I like the front and back cover a lot, but the hinges are a bit too rustic for my taste. Would have preferred the hinges to be more contemporary with cleaner edges to the material.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  This album is to be judged by it's cover

                  By 

                  from Amarillo, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Archival Construction
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Archive
                    • Display
                    • Home
                    • Photographs
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

                    Bought this album to display with my Bengal cat's pictures.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    A Perfect Gift

                    By 

                    from North Wilkesboro, NC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Archival Construction
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Organized

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Archive
                      • Display
                      • Photographs
                      • Traditional Prints

                      Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

                      I was looking for an extraordinary gift for a close friend. It truly fit the bill.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Outstanding, Eye Catching Photo Album

                      By 

                      from Saddle River, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Designs
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Pricey

                      Best Uses

                      • Archive
                      • Display
                      • Home
                      • Photo Collections
                      • Photographs
                      • Traditional Prints

                      Comments about HANDMADE COPPER PET PHOTO ALBUMS:

                      This is a strikingly beautiful, well made photo album that anyone would be proud to display their photographs in. It could easily be left out on a coffee table because of its obvious attractiveness. The only negative I find with the item is it is a little on the costly side.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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