Yesterday I stopped what I was supposed to be working on to make something I really, really wanted to make. And I wanted to make it NOW!
I've had a Pentax k1000 film camera for a long time, but in the last few years it's fallen into disrepair and I've had a digital SLR, so I haven't bothered to fix it. Lately, I've really wanted to start using my film camera again and did a little research into the cost of repairing my camera. Unfortunately, it just wasn't worth it, so I headed over to ebay and bought a used Pentax k1000. It arrived yesterday and was in great condition, but the strap the original owner had for the camera frankly grossed me out. I couldn't imagine letting that thing touch my neck. I'm no shrinking violet, but, ugh.... So I crafted myself an alternative.
Now my new-to-me camera has a new strap and battery, has been loaded with film, and I've even taken a few pictures. I am so excited about this and I've been incredibly inspired by some of the amazing film images I've seen on flickr. Check out this set and then try to resist the urge to troll ebay for film cameras.