Typewriter Rodeo: Vintage Cameras

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Laura RiceDecember 7, 2018 12:03 pm,

Smartphones are fun and all, with their new-fangled lenses and innumerable filters to make us look just so in selfies. But sometimes, a big ol’ clunky, actual camera is just what’s needed to truly capture the moment.

Vintage Cameras

You people

With your tiny


Part phone

Part camera

Part everything-at-once

Devices —

Let’s just take it back

A step

Let’s just get a bit more


Because here

With this grand machine built

To last

As you step under

This black cloth

As you point this big box


Where everything is about this

And this moment


This, is how you truly



Laura Rice/Texas Standard