Admittedly, I used to go on a lot of neighborhood walks.  They used to be more frequent because I wanted to try new cameras or new stocks, or maybe it was because I was still excited about photography.  The ebbs and flows of sitting really high atop the crest of loving film and photography versus falling down to the trough of not caring about your work or being completely uninspired is a very real, very constant struggle.   Currently, I am sitting at the bottom, but I know I’ll eventually make my way out and back up.

It’s always nice to feel unencumbered by a reason for making photos.  These were just very boring photos that didn’t fall into any of the motifs of what I was sharing on social media, but they were also images I didn’t not hate; they just didn’t hold significant space but I think they’re decent enough to warrant a blog post.  At any rate, these were shot on 35mm and I think I am finally over this format.  I have a Leica M4-2 bargain-quality that I am going to be trying to sell, then eventually and slowly parsing out with the point and shoots.  If you’re interested in anything, let me know.


This is more of a call for help than anything.  I’ve had the Noblex for a few months, and have shot with it three times.  The first, everything was perfect and worked properly; the second and third times, the swing lens stuck and would only swing open if I nudge it.  But when I do that, the image is no longer framed properly and it has my hands or face in it.  It’s heartbreaking to know this camera is faulty and will be expensive to fix. So, if you’ve any experience with this camera, and any suggestions on what I can do to possibly correct this issue, please reach out to me.  I’ve tried replacing the batteries, but the lens still stutters and won’t swing on its own for the first two shots, which is four exposures from a roll.  That hurts, a lot.

You can see from the photos that there are framing issues, but of the three rolls I shot, these were the only worthwhile photos.  My heart hurts because this camera is so fun to use and very capable, but only getting a few viable shots from an already short roll really sucks.

P.S. click on the images to get the full resolution and size :)

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