I enter almost every antique store I come across. I buy very little — an old camera here and there, occasionally a piece of furniture. Mostly, and I’m sure to the owner’s chagrin, I go to look.
On this day, I was in tiny Roann, Indiana, shooting my Yashica Lynx 14e, which reader Dehk had recently refurbished for me. It’s a big, clumsy camera, but my oh my does its giant f/1.4 lens deliver. The dim light inside was enough, especially with fast-ish film, to record whatever I wanted.
The fun of shooting new-to-me old cameras is not knowing how they’ll perform. It was joy to discover the pixie-like background lights against this photo’s overall dark mood and fun subject. Discovery is a lot of why I love this hobby.
Toy truck • Yashica Lynx 14e • Kodak T-Max 400 • September, 2014
Last updated on 18 March 2020 by Jim Grey