This particular image comes with a story that will answer a question I’ve been asked a thousand times. “Has the lab ever ruined your film?” Short answer “no” but they came close. The Gods of the Salton Sea were with me.
Yes, I was bad. I was just standing there, minding my own business and suddenly this shoe box opened and a guy said, “Original black paint, Leica M4…you want it?” What was I supposed to do? Say no? Are you kidding me? Do you know what this is? Then how could you POSSIBLY question me? And remember, your equipment is the ONLY reason you get good images. Right? Didn’t you get that memo? I did. Great gear = great photography. I don’t even have to focus this thing. I just think about something cool, adjust my beret and I’m done. POOF I take a picture.
Okay folks, the third installment is in place. Have a look, let me know your thoughts, feelings, etc.