Week 0 – Eben Lindsey Introduction

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Hello my name is Eben Lindsey, and I am very excited to participate in this project. I cut my teeth on analog photography in elementary school in the early nineties, and spent a lot of time in darkrooms from that point until I got my first digital camera in 2004. This last year I rediscovered my love for film, and have been shooting about 2-3 rolls of film per month.

My hope for this project is that it pushes my photography beyond family pictures and incidental landscape into more intentional, thoughtful composition. I will be shooting both black and white and color on a variety of cameras, but I will be primarily be using my Canon P rangefinder, and a 50mm 1.8 lens. I will be processing the black and white film myself and doing my own scanning.

While I don’t plan to limit myself to any one project, I would like to spend some time this year documenting some of the effects of the drought here in California which, despite lots of rain this winter, will continue to impact the area for quite a while.

I will also be blogging about other photography projects, including the occasional digital project at waywardcamera.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on “Week 0 – Eben Lindsey Introduction

  1. Glad to have you on board Eben! The Canon P is a fine camera. Unfortunately for glasses wearers like me the framelines (even the 50mm ones) are hard to see. So I eventually sold mine. 😦

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    • I wear glasses too, but they are thin enough that I can use the 50mm lines no problem, although the 35 wouldn’t work.

      What I love about this camera is the 1:1 viewfinder and overall build quality. Last week I got the chance to compare it with my mother-in-law’s Leica M3 and M2. While it could never compete on things like self-selecting frame lines and shutter sound, the P seemed just as sturdy if not more so. Plus it has a rewind lever and is much easier to load!

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  2. He Eben, I am looking forward to seeing the work of you and your Canon P. It is a camera that interests me, but I have yet to cross paths with one.

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