Tuesday, 12 May 2009
To buy or not to buy? (I can't believe I just wrote that..)
I'm in a bit of a predicament, as I really can't decide whether or not to buy yet another camera. I already have five, as well as a Super-8 (which due to some recent good fortune may soon be in use), but my lust for beautifully crafted photo makers seems to be insatiable. The camera I currently have my eye on is a Canon AE-1, first manufactured in 1976. They do look rather special, particularly the old school Canon logo, and would certainly keep me happy until I can afford that Leica. For the kind of prices they're currently going for on ebay, I think it might just be worth it..
My project is almost coming to an end, it's been a long and 'emotional' journey, which as usual has seen me fret over the quality of my work, hate it all on numerous occasions, and have lots of ideas which I never actually carry out. Nontheless, I have begun to put it all together on the wall in our studio and it is looking better than I expected. At various points over the past few weeks I honestly thought this was going to end up as a disaster, but I've somehow managed to rescue it and produce something I'm (fairly) pleased with. Hopefully anyone who reads this will be able to make it to the show in June!
Anyway, enough writing, I must get back to work, the clock is ticking and my sketchbook is still in need of serious attention.