For almost twenty years i have been working a regular job at the marketing agency. Every day, Nine to five. I just pushed pixels and had zero interest in photography. Until one day.
Frankly it happened accidentally. My basement was robbed and while digging through the few things left I found my grandfather’s Zorki 3s – Russian analogue camera, dating from the fifties (original photo above). It had a leather case and seemed to be in good condtion. To make sure i took to the shop and they said there was still life in it. That moment i have decided to try something new and different which later turned out to be the beginning of a new era in my career.
I was a complete beginner and had to learn from scratch. You Tube seemed like a proper source. There I found almost everything I know today. I still read tutorials. Everyday -You never stop learning.
Inspired by Zorki, I wanted to go further. I have picked up second hand Zenit TTL, my first SLR, and finally more advanced iconic Canon AE-1 Program – camera which “changed the game” if you’ll allow a cliché. Both cameras came with the similar 50mm lens and I needed wider angle and also a zoom lens to capture a cat or a bird without scaring it away.
As film made it’s great comeback my bag started to fill in with cameras and lenses. The rest is more or less history.