Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums

created by

Cam Wilson

$56.00

Cam Wilson created by

Cam Wilson

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Pictures for Posterity

For an anniversary or a friend or loved one's birthday, give a gift that preserves the warmest memories of those years you've spent together. These hand-finished copper picture journals hold 24 4 x 6 photos in their twelve acid-free black sleeves and feature an embossed cover. Designed by artisan Cam Wilson. Handmade in San Francisco.

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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
Measurements
6.5" L x 6" W x .25" D; 24 pages
Notes
Contains 12 sleeves for 24 photos
Item ID
13249

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums
 
4.4

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (71)
  • Well organized (27)
  • Archival construction (21)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Unique (9)

Cons

  • Not enough pages (5)
  • Poor design (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor quality (3)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Photographs (74)
  • Display (57)
  • Home (45)
  • Traditional prints (26)
  • Archive (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (46), Casual user (16), Photo enthusiast (16), Enthusiast (6), Quality oriented (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (74)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just the right thing!

I was searching for something "different" to recognize my brother's 50th birthday-he was having a party in his own honor and I thought the album would be just the right thing to...Read complete review

I was searching for something "different" to recognize my brother's 50th birthday-he was having a party in his own honor and I thought the album would be just the right thing to commemorate it. I came across this in the catalog and after reading many of the reviews decided to purchase. I thought it was perfect and just the right size-I know others were surprised that it seemed small, but two things-first, the dimensions are right in the description for you to see-get your ruler out--and second, if you are looking to display it on say a coffee table or bookcase-how big do you really want it to be? In my opinion, the size was perfect-the quality was very good and the album itself extremely unique-my brother was very impressed. I thought the cost was in line with something that was as "artsy" as this album is. The only "negative" would be that it would be nice if it would allow for more than 24 photos--other than that would definitely consider buying again!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over priced for what you get.

For the price charged you would have thought that it was going to be an exceptional album. The only thing nice about it is the cover. The pages are cheap and the cover fasteners...Read complete review

For the price charged you would have thought that it was going to be an exceptional album. The only thing nice about it is the cover. The pages are cheap and the cover fasteners look as if they will fall about when you open the album too many times. This is what you get for buying something without actually viewing it first. I am actually a little embarrased to give it as a gift.

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5.0

Perfect!

By 

from Yellowstone National Park

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Archival Construction
  • Strong Construction
  • Well Organized

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

      A perfect gift, perhaps a tad on the small size even...great for my Parent's 50th Anniversary!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect for a 90th birthday celebration!

      By 

      from NC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

      It is difficult to find something special for a 90th birthday gift that doesn't just "take up space". This works perfectly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely beautiful

      By 

      from Connellsville, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gorgeous
      • Strong Construction
      • Unique
      • Want One Myself Now

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display
        • Home
        • Office
        • Photographs
        • Traditional Prints

        Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

        My father loved it!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Well shipped, small tear on delivery box but was so protected inside that there was no damage

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        50th Photo Album

        By 

        from Longmont, CO

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Photographs

          Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

          disappointed that book opens right to left, but to view photos, you go up and down....seems like photo pages should be bound in and also allow viewing from left to right.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Unusual photo album

          By 

          from Mequon WI

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photographs
              • Traditional Prints

              Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

              Special gift for a special occasion

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wedding Pictures

                  Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

                  I actually met Cam Wilson at the Castro Street Fair while living in San Francisco. I ordered 2 "TWO HEARTS ALBUMS" as wedding gifts for two of my nieces. They love them and have put their wedding pix in them. Today I am ordering a 90th Album so my Mom can put the pix from her 90th birthday in it for safe keeping.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Unique gift!

                  By 

                  from Phx, AZ

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Archival Construction
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Display
                    • Home
                    • Photographs

                    Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

                    Perfect gift for couple who is truly hard to buy for! Thanks!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Gift!

                    By 

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photographs

                      Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

                      The photo album was a gift for my grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday. She loved the album and the fact that pictures had to be printed off (as opposed to being shared online) in order to be placed in the well constucted album. I will continue to give the album as a gift!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Copper Photo Album

                      By 

                      from milwaukee wi

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Archival Construction
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Display
                        • Home

                        Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

                        uncle built a castle by hand. took him 30 years to do it. also their 50th wedding anniversary, i thought the ancient type photo book would look good displayed.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        50th Wedding Anniversary

                        By 

                        from Carlsbad, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photographs

                          Comments about Milestone Years Handmade Copper Photo Albums:

                          I bought the 50th photo booklet for my inlaws who are celebrating 50 years married. It is a wonderful booklet and very sturdy.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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