Addiction takes on many forms, and can sometimes be a master of deception. A few years back I fell into the trap of buying every last lens and film camera than turned my head, and ended up cycling through perhaps a couple of hundred in as many weeks. The nadir was surveying my "collection" in… Continue reading An Addiction By Any Other Name
My knowledge of human evolution is fairly minimal, but I am aware that early incarnations of our species were hunter gatherers, essentially hunting and killing animals, as well as foraging for plant life and gathering it for immediate or future sustenance. Of course in the western world we don't this today, but I've been wondering if some… Continue reading The 21st Century Hunter Gatherer
In the last year my collection of cameras has decreased to essentially two 35mm film SLRs, a DSLR, a few digital compacts and my Xperia phone. In reality I haven't shot any film in perhaps 18 months now, and in the last three months have only picked up three of the digitals, using my phone… Continue reading My Ever Shrinking Camera Collection
Going from one camera to over 51 in a couple years, and now currently back down to about ten, with much relief I've finally discovered the formula for the perfect number (PN) of cameras to own. PN = n + 1 (where n is the number of cameras you currently own) Now having read first… Continue reading The Perfect Number Of Cameras To Own Is..
Some 30 months ago, my film camera collection was well out of hand. Obsessed with trying to find the perfect camera (or cameras - one DSLR, one compact), I managed to amass over 50. Many were near identical, either because they were siblings (for example seven of the 11 DSLRs were Asahi/Pentax) or because the… Continue reading To Those Remaining (Part 1) – My Film Camera Collection