Recommended reading

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💻 Let’s dive right into the deep end today, shall we? The reason there’s no equivalent #MeToo movement for domestic violence is because there’s not enough money in it, says Penelope Trunk. Read The reason there’s no #MeToo for domestic violence

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💻 The Kurfürstendamm is a section of Berlin currently full of upscale shops. It used to be a place full of hot night life, which is how I experienced it when I visited in 1984. The Berlin Typography blog shows you the excellent signage that remains. Read Typography of the Ku’Damm

💻 The original Ford Thunderbird is an icon of automotive design, and the 1957 styling update made it even better. Writing for Curbside Classic, J.P. Cavanaugh tells its story. Read Curbside Classic: 1957 Ford Thunderbird — The Most Perfectly Styled American Car of the 1950s?

📷 Mike Johnston crowns the Nikon F100 as the best bargain in film photography today (used). I think it’s rather the Nikon N90/N90s but there’s no arguing the F100 is a fabulous camera. Read The Best Film Camera Bargain

📷 Peggy Anne gets some lovely photographs out of a Zenit 11, a heavy lump of a camera if ever there was one. Read Zenit 11

📷 The Kodak Instamatic 100 was the first 126-film camera. Kurt Munger reviews the one he’s owned since he was a kid, illustrated with photos from back in the day. Read Kodak Instamatic 100 Review


7 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Photo A Day Avatar

    Following your site…well, my two film camera collection is about to grow. Thanks for the link to Camera go Camera. That will be a weekend’s worth of reading.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Excellent, I’m so happy you enjoyed these links!

  2. Kurt Munger Avatar

    Jim I was there too in 1984, loved the Ku’Damm. Thanks for the site tip!
    Unfortunately I usually went there for drinking, and not picture taking. I took a lot of photos of other areas, and posted a couple of shots from 1986.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I read your post – this is really hilarious, as the camera I took to Germany was the Keystone XR308 too! What a terrible camera. Some photos:

      1. kurt munger Avatar
        kurt munger

        hah, we went to all the same places!!

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Kodak Instamatic the Kodak No.2 Brownie and the Kodak Hawkeye of the 60s. Get a look at the crowd at Cape Kennedy for the Apollo 11 liftoff and count all the Instamatics you see.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Instamatics were everywhere, to be sure. They were smaller than the No. 2 Brownies and the Hawkeyes, but they weren’t any better cameras.

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