Lens: Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f5.6, 1/25, raw
Today I’m home very early. At half past two I have to welcome some potential renters. I’ve just finished to eat a quick lunch when the doorbell rings. An old and incredibly posh couple is at the door. What are they doing here? This must be a mistake. And a waste of time.
A young lady comes after. Must be her daughter. She’s with another woman, slightly older. They must be less than forty. OK, so she’s looking for a flat in the same neighborhood of her friend and she brought her parents to the visit. Now it makes sense. Just ten years ago these people would have been scared to walk into Villaggio Olimpico. Now they’re renting or buying it for their offsprings.
The visit is pretty quick, maybe fifteen or twenty minutes. When they leave I move to the studio, the only room in the house which has not be emptied. All my stuff is here, the photographic stuff. I will need some of it at the wedding I’m shooting this weekend. But the rest, I am supposed to pack it, and today seems like a perfect day to do some boxes.
I start with the analog cameras. But as soon as I grab my Rolleicord, I feel the urge to open the viewfinder and to look around through it’s ground glass. The world through the Rolleicord is so cool, with lots of texture and dramatic vignetting. Here’s an example of how my dog Lucy looks through it. Needless to say, I spent the afternoon playing and shooting and I didn’t fill even a single box.