Years ago I’ve had a period when I took much more attention to the gear I was buying than to photography.
It hasn’t been an happy period: I was never getting the supposed point, all I need was always a step further me.
In recent years life has been a tough teacher and this helped me focusing my whole life in a different way: call it minimalism, call it “less is more”.
I just learned that happiness is not owning.
I still own some of the equipment I bought in that period.
The Contax T3 is one of my favourite pieces of gear.
It is simple but lets you control most of the operations (f aperture, over/under exposure, separate ae/af locking).
Waking up at 4am can be quite traumatic, but gives you nice photographic opportunities.
I received my contact sheets today and I’m really happy with what I see.
Simple, clean images.
How to turn a sort of addiction in something that makes you happy.