My view

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When I was 18 my father handed me a Nikon and told me to get in the car. We drove through sleepy little Iowa towns and down winding gravel roads. He started me on what will be a life long journey of seeing the world through the lens of my camera.

To me photography is an art. The art of capturing a moment or a natural expression is what I love to do. I will give you direction and then find your personality within that pose.

What I see through my lens is no different than what you see every day - the only difference is I have the ability to stop time and provide you with those memories.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Project 365: Day 71 My first camera

This is the camera that my father gave me when I was 18. It was an old camera then, but film was readily available. Nowadays not so much. 

I took so many photos with this camera. Some of my all time favorite even to this day.

I shot mostly black and white so my father and I could develop the film in his darkroom.

I can still smell the developer. 

All of those negatives that we developed have never been digitized. They were literally locked in a cabinet and the key was lost. Since I now have the ability to scan these beloved negatives I have put my father in charge of drilling that cabinet open!

I am sure that it will be a while before I can get to them..... but it will happen. 

And then I will be able to see how my view has changed over the years.


texwisgirl said...

Wow! I'm so glad you still have that camera (and your father too!) :)

Janet said...

Very cool! What a fun journey it will be to go through those negatives.

Meg said...

Neat!! :)

My parents have an old camera from when I was a baby that I am itching to try and use. :)

Greg Koss said...

Wat great memories... I promise to get you negatives to you.

Daogreer Earth Works said...

Those are great shots of your camera.

I no longer have my first camera, because it broke in the middle of a trip to Alaska, but I still have my second non-digital SLR camera!

I'll always have fond memories of that first one, though. I have also taken some of my all-time favorite shots with B&W film I developed myself in a darkroom.

This one is the favorite shot.

Marla said...

Very, very cool. :)

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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Very cool camera and shots.

Anonymous said...

Love your shots! and love old cameras! I used to have ZENIT-E, and was able to develope the film a few times... It was great!