This is time of year where the days draw shorter, where weekends get taken up with life’s trivia, and going out to take photographs just doesn’t happen. And in fact I’m getting a but tired with all the trappings of photography, and can’t help but wonder what it’s all for.
So it’s a good time to re-discover the Ricoh GR Digital slipped into my jacket pocket. This wonderful little cult camera is such a pleasure to use that it demands that photo opportunities be found. Even after a hard saturday afternoon’s shopping.
I know of a least two great photographers working daily with this camera (and similar models), Mitch Alland, who’s street photography from Bangkok is endlessly fascinating, and Wouter Brandsma, who’s transformation of everyday trivia into photographic art is an inspiration. Not really what I do, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate it.