I suppose I better write somethinv as well
I xtarted off with revue point &shoot with 110 cassettes that was a gift from my grandparents when I was around 12 years old.and I became hooked.shooting mostly slide film as my mother had an inexplicable aversion to negative film (mum is quite crazy, I don't get on with here these days)....a few years down the track I graduated to a 35mm chinon/revue point and shooter that I bought with money saved from my paper round.after coming home to australia I studied photography in high school going through the whole process from loading through to printing using some near indestructible praktika cameras and lenses.happy days.
these days after friend introduced me to MF I shoot with an assorted and ragtag bunch of mamiya and pentax MF camerassalong with a few 100 year old folder and a some FSU cameras.as I started with Pentax in an slr , I have stuck with the hardware and gone with the pentax system in M42 as well as k mount right through to my current line upmof dslr.
however.........I am rather fond of Olympus film cameras and zuiko glass.there is something about it.........
I am afraid that I am of the stieglitz school.....while comercial photography is a necessary tool , I prefer to make a photograph, enjoying the process along the way of developing, printing, etc. There is a certain magic in brewing chemical and watching an image appear before your eyes as it swims in developer....dark arts indeed.
like cooking , making photos is something I do because I love doing it. I would probably loose the joy of it if I had to do it for a living.
other than that, I love good Islay single malt (currently nursing a bottle of Bowmore......
.......) I play irish pipes, can cook a wicked set of Buffalo Wings, hot sauce and all, been here , there, nearly everywhere, found NFF and got in invite from the CE himself to join as I was looking for an answer to some questions I had about a Retina RF camera, and have been a member ever since. Must be getting close to 6 years now, and made quite a few friends among the NFF community.
why Martolod, ?my Family has had lot of connection with the sea, either living on the coast and in ships, and the coast and the ocean has alwaysnbeen the place where I am at home, regardles of where I am in the world. I leave the moutains for the rest of you, but the desert and the coast is home....(the desert is just a REALLY long beach