If you want to change your photographs, you need to change cameras. Changing cameras means that your photographs will change. A really good camera has something I suppose you might describe as its own distinctive aura.
-- Nobuyoshi Araki
I don’t think about what camera I should use that much. I just pick up the one that looks nicest on the day
-- William Eggleston
Cameras are wonderful little contraptions.
By making photographs, they are tools with which one can express their personal taste and private sensibilities. At the same time they physically exist as expressions of these same concepts. The relationship one has with their cameras affects their approach to making a picture.
People who shoot film simply do because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I ask to photograph their camera, and usually post it here the same day. All of the photos were shot with a Ricoh GRDII. I trust that this irony is not lost on anyone.
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Was just in Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku and despite yesterday’s post about switching to Ilford HP-5 yesterday, figured that I’d pick up some Presto 400 before the price increase in a few days.
I took the film to the register and started talking with the clerk whom in addition to cashiering also works with ordering for Yodobashi’s film department. He said that Presto 400 won’t see a price increase because (wait for it ) the current production run will be its last. While it isn’t officially announced it seems that- Fujifilm Presto / Neopan 400 is to be discontinued.
According to the clerk, it is expected that the remaining Presto / Neopan 400 stock will last for about another year. And then when it’s gone, it’s gone.