Sticky

As a Minolta fan, it is always heartwarming to read about the former days.  Whether those days include innovations and breakthroughs or missteps and dead-ends, the stories are compelling.  Unfortunately, many of these tidbits are found in old magazines and forums but rarely in some organized collection.  Most books aboutContinue Reading

Now that I have a few gear reports under my belt, I’ve become stymied on how to proceed with the Vintage Minolta Love Project. Initially, I laid out a roadmap in chronological order from the SR-2 to the 5D. Well, that is no longer working for me. I have usedContinue Reading

There are cameras one dreams about having, and there are cameras that, owning them, one dreams about using. They aren’t necessarily the same camera.  My father-in-law had a classic Leica from the 50s and a Rollei TLR. Those were his dream cameras. Until May 2019, the closest I had comeContinue Reading

I hated jazz. In a conversation with an older friend, 30-year-old me held as ridiculous that anyone really liked jazz. I grew up with the last major wave in jazz expression, “free.” This was the style that came with Ornette Coleman in the early 60s. Bitches Brew, the much-heralded 25-minute soundContinue Reading

The “blues” is bespoke, even though you never ask for it. It always fits you exactly, like a well-tailored suit. The blues comes in degrees and gradients. Sometimes, it’s the bittersweet melancholy of pining for a love now far removed. At other times, a mild setback that one combats withContinue Reading

Description:  Still life of a metal antelope sculpture  Background: I’ve always been drawn to the minimalism of this sculpture. I waver over whether it is a cow or an antelope. It was a gift to my wife from one of her friends years ago, so its origin and background are lost.   Continue Reading