Ricardo Kalaidjian
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No. 1 DIGITAL

Introductions

Blog post numero uno, here we go.

Do people even read blogs anymore? I guess I'm about to find out

My name is Ricardo, I'm going to be 26 years old in a little over a month and I don't know what I'm doing most of the time

The first post is about digital cameras, because thats where I started.

I bought my first "real" camera in 2009, a crop-sensor 24mm fixed-lens Leica X1. Might not look like much nowadays but that thing was awesome, I ran it into the ground (more on that later) but its the camera that taught me 90% of what I know so it sits on my shelf, useless as it is. 

Looking back at these images I was shocked by how well they held up. It had the slowest auto-focus on earth though.

I remember I shot everything at ISO 100 because that was the only way I could get acceptably sharp images. I guess I can still relate with that today

Its been a long time since I've shot a digital camera, but I can certainly see the appeal. Film is expensive, and I've been shooting a lot of it.


Fast forward to 2014. I'm living in Boston and as much as the X1 has served me well I need a change (and a viewfinder).

I decide that I'm going to go into film photography.

Why?

Lots of reasons. I think it looks better. Honestly I'm just happy I don't have to worry about the battery dying (I hate charging shit).

Thats when I bought my Leica MP. And when I really started to get into photography.

For the past 4 years I've been shooting the streets of Boston, New York, and other places I visit on film. 

I have a big stack of negatives from that time collecting dust on my desk. So I thought I should start a blog. 


that was a lot

If you've made it this far thanks for reading, 

talk to you soon!

Ricardo