A Strange Little Beauty: Konica C35
Everyone who has visited my apartment knows that I have a lot of cameras. Not big, expensive gear, but weird little analogue wonders (I built a couple of them myself, that's how primitive they are) and a tiny digital collection. They all work for different situations, and yes! Of course I need all of them.
One thing I have never owned is a fully automatic camera, so when my grandparents handed me their old camera, bought some time in the 70s, I must admit that my heart started beating a little faster. Konica C35 is describes as "The perfect family camera. No more blurry pictures, this camera gets it perfect every single time." It's a little hilarious. Personally I find this fully automatic thing both challenging and quite a relief. It's kind of a point and shoot camera, as you only have to adjust the distance between the camera and what you are photographing, but it also means that you have absolutely no control over anything.
Oh well, I guess I'll just have to relax and not spend time on setting my camera absolutely perfect before shooting. I'm sure the people I travel with won't mind this little change.
I'm going to Paris soon, and I'm bringing this strange little beauty with me. Paris is such a beautiful city for analogue photography because it is absolutely perfect for the kind of perfect that allows flaws.
I'm super exited to bring this camera to life again after being hidden away for more than a decade. It seemed like my grandparents appreciated the fact that this little thing is getting a second chance to life, and I'm happy to be carrying something they loved around for my adventures. I hope that you are all having a lovely Easter! We are enjoying some pretty amazing sunshine and blue skies in Copenhagen. It feels amazing to finally see signs of spring popping up because of it.