About Us

Victory Camera has become a national leader in vintage camera retail with both an online store and a brick-and-mortar shop located in Boulder, Colorado. We have over twenty years of experience and deep knowledge of film and digital cameras. Our inventory of vintage cameras covers all of the major lines and a variety of budgets, and our main purpose is to help people enjoy photography, whatever their interests or level of experience may be.

Victory Camera storefront in Boulder, Colorado

Here at Victory Camera, it is our belief that we are in a golden age of photography. For most, cell phones have taken the burden of practical and snapshot photography, leaving dedicated cameras to professionals and serious hobbyists. More and more, individuals pick up their cameras for the purpose of making art or appreciating a fine piece of equipment.

What’s more, high quality film cameras are plentiful and affordable. Many good cameras are under a hundred dollars, and even aspirational cameras are within reach for many.

Visit our showroom, call, or email—we would love to help you out! 

Joshua Cohen, Founder and Owner

Boulder native Joshua Cohen started Victory Camera in his Boulder apartment in 1999—the inventory fit in a small closet! At the time, Joshua could not afford the expensive (yet now, seemingly primitive) cameras available, so he shot pictures for the online store using film. The process was cumbersome (and involved many trips to the One Hour Lab), but the quality of Victory Camera’s photos set it apart from competitors. The business grew and Joshua opened a retail store in Lafayette in 2011 before moving to our current home in Boulder. BTW: the camera really is that big--it is a factory model from Leica!

Sam Rawlins, Sales

Sam Rawlins is a filmmaker and photographer from the Boulder area. He fell into the hobby through long hikes in the woods with his grandfather, who always has a camera hanging from his hip. Sam's first camera, a small digital point and shoot, was a gift from his grandfather, and it became a quick addition to Sam's everyday carry. 

Now, Sam shoots on the Hasselblad 500C/M, Sony a7riii, Nikon F2, and the Ursa Mini Pro G2. He enjoys taking portraits, product shots, and pictures of his dog, Winnie. Sam's other hobbies include skateboarding, watching movies, and reading. You can find his pictures on his Instagram, @sam.r.rawlins, and his website, www.samuelrawlins.com

Katie Lobodzinski, Sales

Katie, a Texas native, grew to love photography through her great uncle who is known for documenting Great Smoky Mountains National Park on black & white film. Although the first camera that she owned was a Holga 120N, she has since leveled-up and currently shoots with a Hasselblad 500C/M and a Leica M4. She confesses that she is also enthralled by fixed lens point & shoot cameras. Her other hobbies include reading, rock climbing, and watching re-runs of Jeopardy. You can find her photos here: katiesue.com