Getting close and speaking to the people that you are about to photograph makes the experience all the more rewarding. Visceral even. I like that.
Using the OM1 brings joy to the photography process, with both shutter and aperture dials on the lens barrel, like the 35 SP rangefinder I shoot also, making adjustments with my eye to the big bright viewfinder a breeze
I use a camera shop in Luton, Bedfordshire England. It happens to be an Olympus service centre, useful when you have a collection of Olympus cameras. The following images however were not taken with an Olympus camera. I happened to have my antique shop camera with me. The Voigtlander CLR. Having parked up, I wentContinue reading “The Meterman”
It is often said that the best way to improve something, anything that you do creatively is to give yourself a project. A self set goal that focuses your creative energies onto an end target. This allows you to break the goal down into steps, a plan, a strategy. I can honestly say that none of that applied to how I started my own long term photography project.
After my dalliances with compact Rangefinder cameras, a very good friend of mine who is also an amateur photographer presented me with a thin strip of brown leather from a certain period in camera history, hung with a larger case and various brown pouches. Investigating further I found a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16, supplied complete withContinue reading “Zeiss Ikon Nettar 517/16 – A Family Friend”
“I think you’re getting obsessed” my wife said when I told her about my latest impulse purchase, an Olympus OM2n. It was to good of a deal to pass up! She’s right though. I had fallen in love with my bequeathed OM2 SP, but wanted to have the manual interface and functionality of the OM1Continue reading “Olympus OM2n SLR – A Camera for everyone”
Not only was there a couple of cameras there, but they had what has turned out to be a lovely Voightlander CLR rangefinder. A quick bater on the marked price bought me the camera for £20.00! bargain!
So having found a great shooting camera in the 35SP I needed a project. A new customer of mine for my day job was a very interesting factory. Based in the former EMI record pressing works, The Vinyl Factory is an independent vinyl record pressing plant, record label and all round creative hub. I showedContinue reading “First Photo Project”
A Leica was out of the question, so digging around on the internet (there’s another hour gone)
I suppose at this point I have to do a ‘gear’ post. As this was the camera that started my film renaissance it seems right to share this. The Olympus Trip is a simple fully automatic camera, no batteries required. Which is great. It has a hot shoe for a flash which I have never used.Continue reading “Olympus Trip 35 – Legendary Camera”