I must have inherited the interest for photography from at least two previous generations, but the hobby really took off at the turn of the century when I bought a Nikon F65 as a Christmas present for my then wife-to-be. Up until then I had managed perfectly well with my first camera but now got overwhelmed by the possibilities of a SLR system. It didn't take too long for me to acquire a second-hand Nikon FM2 and then, being a bit of gear fiend, going through several 35mm as well as medium format cameras in just a couple of years. My favorite subjects were bands performing in (too) dark clubs, but family life rescued me from that a few years ago.
Luckily the photography bug bit again, mostly thanks to the enthusiasm and talent of a colleague of mine. Nowadays I'm enjoying the benefits of a digital workflow, i.e. being constantly burdened by hundreds of disorganized images that should be post-processed, printed etc etc.
I've owned and used Nikons (both film and digital) and dozens of Nikkor lenses, Kievs, Hartbleis, Rolleicords and Rolleiflexs, Holgas and a Olympus rangefinder. Right now I use the Nikon D700 when I absolutely positively need the AF and good quality at higher ISOs and I'm still looking for something like the Fuji X100 to satisfy my rangefinder urges (I regretted selling my sweet Leica M9 within five minutes but I just couldn't afford the lenses that would have done it justice).. I shoot street, rock shows, my kids and a wedding once in a while and I've dabbled with studio lighting.
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