Thursday, 30 June 2011

Paris, l'amour

Few months ago, a good friend of mine gave me a gift - old Soviet camera, Kiev. It was brand new, purchased on market place. Kiev was standing on the shelf for some time, together with my other good old film cameras, collecting dust and darkness. Recently, i bought few films, and decided to try to go back to old days, when i was doing much more of street photography. At first it was very hard to get used to yellow spot focusing, very uncomfortable aperture ring and 50mm lens. It took one roll of film, and i was irreversibly attracted to it again! All the forgotten joy of uncertainty and anticipation, smell of developer and fixer, and this magical moment when you finally get to open developing tank and see the negative, reminded me on my first contacts with photography. Marko, thank you for reminding me why i love light and shadow so much!

Is there a better camera to take to city of light, art and home to many famous photographers, Paris? Maybe Leica, of course, but it's an expensive pleasure. It was very relaxing to walk around, all day long, and to take some snaps from time to time. No great thoughts, no big intentions, just joy and some moments stolen from the time. Many other moments will stay uncovered, in our minds and hearts, and Paris will see my love and me again, some day! Until then, we have nothing but beautiful memories, and we are very thankful to our dear friends for sharing their accommodations and their smiles with us! Cheese, you all :)