How a camera should be like?


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Bulky, tiny, light, white, black, fast, inconspicuous, expensive, cheap, silent, with a big sensor, with a small sensor, with many megapixels, with additional features, just photography specifications?

How the photographer using the camera should be?

Should I be able to see things unseen, to catch a moment’s life and death, to place my inner darkness and light into my work, to seek inspiration in everything I see and feel, to seek originality in a time when the wheel has been long invented?

Should I be able to experiment through what I am the world I live in without getting distracted by my camera?

A tailor crafts the clothes to perfectly match the person wearing them. More, there is a symbiotic relation between these two organisms and at that moment they are the same. No more, no less, but a beautiful marriage of desires and actual experience. And only then I can fully trust my companion. My camera.

The following photos have been taken in October 2017, in a two week test session of Olympus equipment kindly granted me by Olympus Romania.

The setup used consisted of OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300mm f/4.0 IS Pro ED, Olympus MC-14 and Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8.

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#1 Red miracle / contemplated / in the immortal nature

#2 Misty roads / on which we will run / man, boat, red

#3 Fiery snow / sifted and melted / above the grass

#4 Continuously bombinating / unceasing running / in silence

#5 From the middle / into the middle comes / great wonder

#6 On a field of stars / returning from nowhere / bewilder

#7 How convenient / everything seems hidden / in plain sight

#8 Shapes are joining / our dance / harmonious accords start

#9 Who is carrying me / who is by my side / when a straw is the pillar

#10 The identity / of whom is on the right side / is ambiguous