Why every person should own a photo camera

Driving home one day you might see a beautiful tree in the light of the dusk and it might touch your heart in a way a tree never did before. Because, you see, sometimes images speak louder than words. And maybe you would like to remember this tree for a long time, because in that moment there was more than just an image, it was a feeling. Or maybe, there is that old man at the corner of your street, that you see every spring and summer sitting there quiet selling flowers. Sometimes you like talking to him more than you like his flowers, because, simple as he is his voice is low and his words are wisdom. So you think, you would like to remember him because the time flies quick and one day he might not be there anymore, and the street will look emptier. But how about that day, the day that you will graduate, the day that marks the end of your childish life, wouldn’t you like to remember that day forever? And even all the usual days spent with your friends at the university, at the library, theater, that old dirty inn, wouldn’t you like to keep a memory of them to have through the years that are ahead of you? How about your wedding day, that day when you feel you are the most important person for someone, the way your loved one looks, wouldn’t you like to keep that image forever?
Seeing your baby walk for the first time, seeing his first tooth bursting out, seeing your kid growing up under your eyes, all the beautiful moments spent with your family, all the beautiful things in the world and all the ordinary days of your life…wouldn’t you like to remember them forever, wouldn’t you like to leave them as a gift for you dear ones to remember you by? All the faces of the people you love, the people you admire, the people you just met, the people that you never get to know very well. Than you should take a picture of them, of them all, because, it’s true we have memories locked in our minds and hearts, but sometimes we need a little reminder.
I don’t know how many of you remember form physics the difference between real and virtual images. The virtual images cannot be kept, you can’t capture them on a screen or piece of paper, whereas, the real images can be captured and kept for ever. Well, the photo camera gives you a real image, a photography is something real and true to you. Try to gather as many memories as you can, try to take as many pictures as you can because life is worth living, because people are worth remembering, because places and the things we see change us, because life is beautiful with it’s ups and downs and photography can speak that more that a thousand words.

lilac lilac by little.russian.artist

summer summer by little.russian.artist

St Fangus St Fangus by somehowlou

peace and silence peace and silence by whimsicaljane

pale pale by little.russian.artist

My first balck and white roll of film

There is something about balck and white photography that I find inspiring. My favorite period of black and white photography are the roaring 20’s; I believe people back then had a great sense of fashion, dark humour and really good photo cameras.
My friend, Oana, decided one day that she would like me to take some black and white photos of her, so one nice morning we met up and shoot an entire roll of bw film. Here are some of the photos I took that day:

For more bw photos of that day go to my flickr
In conclusion, I really love shooting black and white, so here’s to many more rolls of bw film!

Taking pictures of friends

It is always very nice to spend your time with people that have the same passions and hobbies as you. Not very long ago I met up with a friend of mine, Jane, who, same as me, likes taking pictures with film and she takes really beautiful photos. Her pictures and herself remind me of Jane Austen’s books so it was very nice to take some photos of her. Here are a few photos taken by my with my film camera, an old Zenit-E.