I always find it annoying when blogs begin every post with “I guess I haven’t updated for a while”, or “Sorry” or something, so I’m not going to do that. Except that I sort of just did. But I really didn’t?
This last year flew by! I spent all of it working and commuting and living part time in another city, but now that things are winding down I’ve actually found some time for photography again!
A while back I was given my father’s old Nikkormat FT. This thing is really cool. After a bit of research and some eBay hunting, I’ve collected a Nikkor 28mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4 and 105mm f2.5. And these things are sharp. The total price? Less than $200. That includes a second camera body.
That’s a nice psychological aspect to shooting with film. Knowing that as soon as you press the shutter a new thing will be created really makes you think about what you’re doing. You stop and appreciate what’s in the viewfinder and whether you really want it there or not. I’d like to think it’s made me a better photographer.
These photos are of my cat, Johnny. I think the second photo looks sort of like the mug shots they show at the beginning of “Orange is the New Black.”