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heart in orbit album

by Cam Wilson
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  • the story

Wild Hearts

Hold on to your favorite memories of yourself and loved ones in this beautiful handmade copper photo album. An image of a raised heart in orbit graces the front cover, while space for 24 4x6 photos awaits inside. Warm, unique and handmade with love by artist Cam Wilson. Handmade in San Francisco.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
17720
Made from
copper, acid free paper
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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HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (5)
  • Archival construction (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photographs (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)

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4.0

Great photo album

By 

from Georgia

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Hand-made
  • Strong Construction
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photographs

    Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

    This photo albums holds 24 landscape-oriented pictures. For some reason, I was expecting portrait-oriented, but it turned out okay. It is well-made and unique. I feel like I got it straight out of the artist's hands in San Francisco!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    A beautiful piece of useful art!

    By 

    from Silver Spring, Md

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

          This is my second photo album from this artist. Both look like one of a kind art pieces.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Charming and very sweet

          By 

          from Rockville MD

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Archival Construction
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Organized

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archive
            • Display
            • Home
            • Office
            • Photographs

            Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

            Very sweet album! I would bet that others made by the same company are equally as nice

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very speedy delivery as usual, and well packed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Smaller than I anticipated...

            By 

            from Fargo, ND

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Archival Construction
            • BEAUTIFUL
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

                I purchased this as a gift for my boyfriend and I am sure he will love it :) The craftsmanship is beautiful, but was a little smaller than I was hoping for...still a great gift!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                ONLY PRETTY ON SITE!!

                By 

                from Long Beach

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Archival Construction
                • Disappointed

                Cons

                • Not pretty
                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Photographs

                Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

                Please dont pay [$] for this..It is very thin and small, and it doesnt look as pretty as I thought in the picture...huge disappointment.....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful and Unique

                By 

                from Tampa Fl

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Load Photos
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Black & White Photos
                  • Display
                  • Traditional Prints

                  Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

                  I bought this for my sister in law and her fiance. They travel a lot and thought this would stand out than the usual photo albums. They absolutely loved it and the design. The copper is so unique and grabs everyone's attention right away. If you want your pictures to stand out, then this is the album for you.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Nice Craftsmanship

                  By 

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

                    Liked the design best. Saw "40th" as one of the choices, and thought I'd get it for my parents upcoming 40th Anniversary. Only the Heart in Orbit is better because they were married the same time we landed on the moon - 1969 - and our theme for their celebration is "Out-of-this-World Love"

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    My girl loves it

                    By 

                    from South Jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Archive

                      Comments about HEART IN ORBIT ALBUM:

                      This was a very nice gift for my girlfriend on valentine's day. It is unique while still serving a practical use. Can be used to remember a specific event such as a romantic trip/vacation.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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