My collection of old M film cameras now extends to six models—two M3s (single and double stroke), the newly acquired M2, an M6 TTL, an MP and an M7. All have films in them and I dither around taking one camera out at a time, choosing another for another day. As a result (and largely because I mainly do digital work for this blog) my films can be weeks or month in gestation. I have now resolved to use one camera at a time and finish the roll as rapidly as possible. Otherwise I forget what I’ve taken.
On the other hand, delayed processing leads to the odd surprise and a few happy memories. So it was that I was pleased to find this reminder of a July lunch with my friend Yao Zhao of Washington, DC, in a Soho restaurant. It’s a case of the snapper snapped—Yao with his iPhone and me with the year-2000 M6TTL which I picked up at the Bièvres Camera Fair back in May.
In the meantime, Yao has just completed a tour of Taiwan and Japan and has some wonderful photographic records of the journey. His site is well worth a visit.