It’s while perusing local antique stores that Cara’s light bulb moments go off. Namely, transforming vintage cameras into one-of-a-kind lamps. She favors models from the ‘50s, giving modern life to treasured relics that once captured special memories, snapshots of a life lived generations ago. So while the soul of the piece is kept intact, the mechanics of it are not—at least for a moment. With camera in tow, Cara darts from antique shop to hardware store to pick up a lamp kit and vintage-style bulbs to maintain an authentically retro look. Once home, she grabs a cold one and a screwdriver. She works her magic, until suddenly, she sees the light.