The Expres Yourself "Maya" Tapestry Strap

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Photo help by my favorite old hippie girl Pauline

18 responses

  • Adel Kafoory

    Adel Kafoory said (31 Aug 2008):

    Is this black & white? !

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (11 Dec 2008):

    these straps were used by both photographers and guitarists in the 70s in kings cross around the drop inns,time of love and peace,well sometimes!

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (23 Jan 2009):

    you didn't shoot this?

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (23 Jan 2009):

    Peggy; to be honest, I do not know if I or my wife Pauline shot this photo. I do not use digital cameras--only B&W film. So I struggled with a number of shots with her Olympus mega-pixel modern marvel... and then Pauline made a few shots. Then we uploaded the chip or whatever you call it and worked on several versions. This is the one we chose. Whether I fired the shutter or Pauline fired the shutter is irrelevant as this image was a collaberative endeavour.

  • Caroline Twohill

    Caroline Twohill said (5 Feb 2009):

    i have one JUST like this!

  • mariela alvarez

    mariela alvarez (Deleted) said (9 Feb 2009):

    yo tengo uno de esos.

  • Kreddible Trout

    Kreddible Trout said (3 Mar 2009):

    me-o-maya she's perty. one hangs my digital sellout and another my soul. Thanks for the comment on K1000. I couldn't agree more despite the slippery slope of digital I've slipped on.

  • Kreddible Trout

    Kreddible Trout said (3 Mar 2009):

    er... maybe not. mine are old ones bought at thrift stores. I read your article and I've bookmarked the site to get these. the real deal are becoming scarce.

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (3 Mar 2009):

    For the real antiques, look in pawnshops. Two bucks.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 Mar 2009):

    Cool find!

  • Jenny Robison

    Jenny Robison said (14 Mar 2009):

    I don't remember my Grandfather having any straps, at least not as colorfully decorated as this, but he did leave me all his cameras including one of the first polaroid ones...they now live in a dust free glass case in my home.....I had lights installed and do keep the doors closed, but I never let the lights go out....Jenny

  • Ellen Field

    Ellen Field gave props (20 Apr 2009):

    Love the colors and the hippiness!

  • Mary Josephine

    Mary Josephine said (19 Aug 2009):

    I have one like this that came with my canon ae1 when I bought her. Always wondered when and where it's from. It's the most beautiful strap in the world.

  • Veronica Denney

    Veronica Denney said (26 Dec 2009):

    I have one somewhat like this, hahaha.

  • Raymond John

    Raymond John   gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    I have one of theses! I bought it in '79 I think.

  • Alice Ivey

    Alice Ivey (Deleted) said (25 May 2010):

    I have a tapestry strap. I also sold one on Ebay last year, vintage. You don't find these anymore.

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (8 Jan 2011):

    viva la film

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (10 Feb 2012):

    hmmmm...i like this strap alot, it's making me wonder if I can shorten one of my cool guitar straps for this purpose? Great shot!

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