my new camera
I love it and I plan to take a million pictures and millions of videos!
I've been taking pictures since I was 13, and I've had a lot of cameras. My father gave me most of them, a lot of them being his first, and he has always pushed be to embrace the new. And I do. But the camera I will always love the most is my first.
An old war horse of a camera, the nikon f3 that makes the kashhh, kashhh sound.
It represented everything that I loved about photography. The romance of street photography, the grittiness of blk&wht, the fearlessness it gave me. It felt good in my hand.
It would stop, and like the Fonz I knew the exact spot to hit it to make it start again. Sometimes I would just press the shutter down to hear the sound of it. Its been stuffed in bags, dropped a million times, had close calls with technicians reprimanding me about how I'm too rough. It just kept going. Most of my work is digital now and I embrace all the good things about it. But if there is ever a fire, my old love will be what I save.
Jennifer, Reno Nevada
I think I was 14ish