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vistaquest 1015

  batman in front of my parent’s store in newport news

batman in front of my parent’s store in newport news

 

 

I have a Vistaquest 1015 keychain camera.

 

I got it years ago off of Flickr for 40 dollars from a professor somewhere in the Midwest. It was always with me, either in my pocket or dangling from my ring finger. I don’t even know how many photographs I’ve taken with it, thousands probably. 

 

It’s a mess to work with. The button sticks, to see anything on the tiny screen I have to press my nail against the surface–I have to take the AAA battery in and out between shots. But I loved it.

 

It’s been months since I’ve used it.

 

I snapped a photograph recently just to see if it still worked. It’s gone through a lot-dropped into the sand at VA beach, into mud at Niagara Falls, almost trampled on too many times to count, forgotten and lost and then found.

 

It does.

Alyssa Ki