26 April 2015
If I’m honest, when I say I am passionate about photography, I don’t always mean taking photographs. A lot of my passion derives from “photographic shopping”. Now I’m not talking about hi-tech shopping and forever changing my gear for the latest model (I’ve changed my main camera once since I discovered photography and that was only because my first one developed a major fault), but rather mooching around second-hand shops for old books and old cameras.
There is something deliciously satisfying about raking through shelves of books or boxes of stuff and unearthing a real gem – indeed, yesterday not only did I find a cheap copy of The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert and George, but it was signed!
I now have quite a collection of old cameras, which I enjoy using. I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but there’s a certain something about the images they produce.
So on Sunday 17th May, I shall be making my way to the Photographica Fair to seek out something unusual – I’m already salivating at the words ‘brass’ and ‘mahogany’...
After all, a girl can never have too many cameras, can she?
Del Barrett ARPS