I spent an hour or so teaching a friend how to use his Canon EOS-1D Mark II and he gave me an old 35mm (doh!) Ricoh 500 rangefinder as payment. His excuse was that he thought I collected old cameras, which I definitely do not. I’m not trying as hard as I should to give up 35mm film and couldn’t resist putting a roll through it. The focussing tabs and the film winder on the bottom are nice features. There were lots of blank frames so I guess the shutter is sticky but this picture is one that worked.
Meanwhile, my new book is ready! It’s called Pavemental and has 22 wonderful photographs in it. Unfortunately, I’m too busy working on a DVD to post any more information. If you’re desperate, just send me cash.
Since my first Cyclops is currently in a thousand pieces awaiting motorisation I was tempted by a Mark I version of the same camera. I’m happy to report that the new one seems to be working pretty well (click on the thumbnail).
I should also mention that The Barbican coughed up a refund and offered complimentary tickets to a another showing of the Eggleston film mentioned in the previous post.