My Grandmother always told me that I was a procrastinator, and I guess she was right. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and even though the COVID-19 pandemic has given me ample time to start this blog, there always seems to be a perfectly valid reason (at least in my mind) why I should wait just a little bit longer. Well today is the day I put fingers to keyboard and start typing.
I’ve been fascinated with cameras and photography ever since I was around eight years old. I remember digging through the bottom of my grandparent’s china cabinet and finding an old Brownie camera that was my grandfather’s first camera. I have the camera now, and though I have never taken a picture with it (after an exhaustive search, I found it was just too hard to get film for it), it holds a special place in my heart. My first real working camera was a Kodak Ektralite 10 that I got as a birthday present from my grandparents. I loved this camera and tried my best to capture the beautiful sunsets at the cottage. They didn’t turn out very well, but it was fun.
My next camera was a Polaroid OneStep. This was a fun one and the instant gratification was perfect for an impatient kid. I used these two cameras for a few years until I kind of lost interest and inspiration. It wasn’t until later in high school when a family friend offered to lend me his SLR, that my photography passion was reignited. It was like a whole new world of creative options had opened up to me. I fell in love, but unfortunately there was no way we could afford one for me. I borrowed it a couple more times, but it wasn’t until university, when I was able to purchase a Minolta Maxxum 3xi, that I really started to get creative. This quickly led to an upgrade to a Maxxum 5xi and then with the birth of my son years later, an upgrade to a Nikon DSLR. Needless to say, I was hooked.
With this blog, I want to finally share some of my images with the world. Though this isn’t intended to be a travel photography blog, you will see a heavy presence of photos from my many trips to Japan, as well as a host of other places in Europe that we have travelled to. I’m partial to architecture and street photography, but I like to dabble. You’ll see a range of subject matter depending on where I was and what was available to me at the time. This first post is more random, but in future posts I will try to stick to a theme.
I really hope that you, dear internet citizen, enjoy the content.
Thanks for joining me on this adventure. See you again soon.