How long will the wilderness last….

You know, like many people who like to call themselves artists (and we photographers should all be proud to use the term!), I always have had dreams of freedom, living free and surviving under my own steam as it were, unshackled by laws of mankind, aside of those I make myself.

And having undertaken several hiking trips here in BC, and having found areas that have never been visited by anyone apart from the animals of that area, I can now understand that the life I am talking about can be had, but for how long I can’t say, as man has this annoying propensity for labelling everything, fencing everything, making laws that prohibit free-thinkers etc, and soon, maybe every place that is yet untouched will become caged in, fenced, like the rest of the planet. Maybe we should get out there and enjoy those places before they are gone.

I have always loved Nature, in particular it’s weather. I always relish the days when it rains….the simple pleasure of standing in a rainstorm brings me down to earth, makes me feel I am not just a number, a worker, a citizen of this city or any other place where I may be living; it makes me feel that I am part of the place, not just of it.

And of course, that experience is the essence of my first photos….just plain sunlight hitting the clouds or rain, or the moonlight on water….light which to my mind is very special indeed, having travelled millions of miles to strike the surface of my camera lens, pass through it, and record itself onto my film.

The very scene I capture in my shots. I think that’s real magic, don’t you?






About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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