Heart in Orbit Album

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Cam Wilson

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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.

Cam Wilson

created by

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.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper, acid free paper
Measurements
6.5" L x 6" W x .25" D
Notes
Contains 12 sleeves for 24 photos
Item ID
17720

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: Heart in Orbit Album has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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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)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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

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    4.0

    A beautiful piece of useful art!

    By 

    from Silver Spring, Md

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    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

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    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

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      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

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          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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