I’ll keep maintaining my ‘gear’ page for all those who are interrested, but I’ll try to avoid mentioning my tools if possible. Unless of course I’m discussing a specific piece of gear!
The photographs I publish might be from an 80 years old Leica, a Canon AE-1 from ’76 or an eighties Olympus XA2, I won’t tell…Might even be iPhone… Who knows. Or, heaven forbid, another digital contraption.
I stopped following a great site dedicated to rangefinders some time ago exactly for that reason. Too much gear, not enough photography. And now I’m going down exactly the same path. No, I have to stop and reconsider what I really like…. Making photographs!I’ll try to stay true to this new rule and stay strong. Won’t be easy not to fall back into that old gear-talk routine and you’ll have to be lenient with me.
Ok, so let’s talk about photography and the wonderful encounters you can make.
I was in Berlin last week to find a flat for my daughter who will be studying there. We had some downtime and took a stroll throught the majestic Karl-Marx-Strasse. We saw a crashed car, parked right on the sidewalk, next to the lamp post it had felled.Ok, nice to discover that sight, but nothing exceptional… until we were on our way back!
A group of young guys with their bikes was busy around the car, setting up an ‘accident scene’. One of them was taking a picture with his phone when they spied us, me with my ….. ooops, I was about to talk about the gear! No way!
He just saw the…. ahem, photographic tool I had on my person and asked me if I could take a picture with his phone so he can be a part of the tableau. Of course I did, and I asked if I could make a photograph too. They were more than happy to oblige…
I’ll call this ‘The Berlin Massacre’
Was nice to have you, thanks for reading until next time!