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.
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.
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.
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).
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