Throwback Thursday to the early 1970s.
After seeing some strikingly painted cameras featured by @japancamera hunter I remembered that I had this in my files and scanned it from the original chrome.
This Nikon F belonged to the late David Barr and as I remember the story, Barr had photographed the great pinstriper Von Dutch (when Dutch was living in the Phoenix area) for Arizona Magazine, the Sunday rotogravure magazine of the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Von Dutch took a liking to David and pin striped his brand new Nikon F camera along with the F36 motor drive and battery pack camera for him as a gift.
In a perfect world, the camera would have been taken out of service and kept for posterity. However, this was David's only camera and he needed it to make a living with. I took some photos of the freshly embellished camera before David removed the decorations.
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