New Camera

March - 2006

This starts with a sad note. A best friend of someone I worked with committed suicide a few weeks back. I never met him, but he was a photographer. My colleague is helping the family go thru the stuff and found this camera which he has given to me. 20060307_223000a.jpg It's one of the ones from I've always thought it would be cool to own one of these. Obviously, not the way I would have wanted to come by one, but I'm honored to have this one. It's going to be a while before I get a chance to shoot with it, but I certainly will. The camera shoots on 4x5 film and the pinhole was formed by marching metal so it should be about as sharp a pinhole as you can get. As long as it's been since I've messed with film, it's probably been double that since I've done anything 4x5. Should be a treat. I'll probably have to have someone else process it since I don't think I have access to 4x5 tanks anymore.