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Hello world, this is me

… this is how many first blog posts probably start. It is not a very creative first title but it sums up what this blog will be about: my photography, my travels, my city trips. So I give this title a try and see where we end up!

First, I should introduce myself. Like you do when you start a new blog.

I am a Berlin based photography enthusiast that loves films photography and old cameras. Right now my camera shelf holds a collection of roughly about 40 different cameras, including pinhole, medium format and Polaroid cameras. In 2011 I began to travel again after many years of having no funds for going abroad much. My job also didn’t allow me to stay away from it for too long. Since then I have mostly been on various city trips within Europe. Sometimes it’s only a weekend away in my hometown, sometimes I am visiting friends or places I love. At least one camera is always with me. And when I stay abroad for more than a weekend, I am the person you don’t want to queue behind at the airport. They love examining my camera bag there and it takes a while for me to open all bags and half unpack everything. Of course security staff gets suspicious when you carry 3-5 cameras around and a zip lock bag full of film. Normally people travel with a small digital camera. And although I bought a digital SLR (a small Nikon 3100) in 2012 as a back up camera, I cannot travel without my trusty Canon AV-1 or the heavy Pentacon Six.

What you will see on this blog is a mix between a travel diary and an introduction to various cameras and film because I couldn’t decide to only start a blog about my photography. I hope you like what you’ll see.

xoxo Melanie

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