Up to the ripe old age of 25, I did not own a camera. Mainly, it was because I had never felt I looked good enough to warrant parting with a substantial percentage of my hard-earned income for a “frivolous, narcissistic” activity.
All that changed, when my GF came into the picture. One of the first questions she posed to me, “Why don’t you buy a camera?” I replied, “I was waiting for you to show up”.
And since then it was Happy Snappy — till this day.
That first camera was a rangefinder – Ricoh 500G. At that time, I knew little about photography, so it was literally just point-and-shoot.
The rest was history – one of acquiring at least 20 other cameras (various models) in the last 39 years. 6 of those are still with me, including the latest Olympus OMD EM10 Mk2.