For me, photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality. Daido Moriyama

Its not often you fall in love with someone, break up, and then somehow, almost in a miraculous way, you mature, and end up seeking that another person. One can say, that you value such a person for everthing they do or represent, but in essence describing feelings can certainly be a tricky scenario. Sometimes you can’t quite point your finger at it but other times you can aim with reassurance you’ve made a great decision in trying to rekindle a relationship.

 

Ricoh GRD, Ricoh GRD3, Ricoh GRD High Contrast, Ricoh GRD3 Street Photography, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 High Contrast, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 BW

Summer Rain ― Ricoh GRD3

 

But my experience is not related to another human being, I’m happily in a relationship with a woman who’s very special, my experience is with an innanimate object, in fact, a camera I once had, sold(foolishly), and now almost a year later I repurchased ― the wonderful compact Ricoh GR Digital III or warmly known in the photography world as the GRD3.

 
Ricoh GRD, Ricoh GRD3, Ricoh GRD High Contrast, Ricoh GRD3 Street Photography, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 High Contrast, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 BW

Missing You ― Ricoh GRD3

 

Long time readers of this blog(or photo stream) know full well I"m a lover of small compact cameras and also dslr as well, I generally like small cameras whether they’re apc-s, m43, or compacts. I’ve always had a dilemma of wanting to have a camera I could take everywhere and really let my eyes roam free, such is the relationship with the GRD3.

 

Ricoh GRD, Ricoh GRD3, Ricoh GRD High Contrast, Ricoh GRD3 Street Photography, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 High Contrast, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 BW

91 Years ― Ricoh GRD3

 

So its in a way a bit ironic that after 28 continous weeks of photographing I’ve now made yet another self discovery and come full circle back to what makes me happy and that is having a photographic tool that’s always ready and willing regardless of the conditions (whether its day or night).

 
Ricoh GRD, Ricoh GRD3, Ricoh GRD High Contrast, Ricoh Street Photography, GRD4 Street Photography, GRD4 High Contrast

Solitude ― Ricoh GRD3

 
 

During the next few weeks I’ll be experimenting and seeing just how versatile this little digicam can prove to be in daily shooting.

All photography by Jorge Ledesma

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