Visiting Museum Kolumba during the Pandemic with a Leica M2 and a roll of Agfa APX 100

Sunday noon. We were alone in Kolumba (Cologne) one of the most beautiful museums, created by the famous Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. I brought my Leica M2 with me, together with a Summicron 35mm lens: Inside the camera: a rather cheap roll of Agfa APX 100. Sometimes I wonder, why still bother shooting film? But […]

Travelling to Brittany with a Leica M2 – Summary of an analogue experience

Zwischendurch habe ich mich das immer wieder mal gefragt: warum eigentlich habe ich diese ziemlich schwere Film-Kamera mit in den Urlaub genommen, warum teure Filme gekauft, die nach dem Urlaub auch noch entwickelt und gescannt werden müssen? Im wesentlichen deswegen: weil es fast schon eine sinnliche Erfahrung ist, eine so schöne Kamera wie die Leica […]

Brittany with an old Leica (Part III) – Dinan and the Monastery

I really liked Dinan. It’s touristy but in a somehow cautious and sophisticated way. We stayed in a small hotel, named after the French explorer Auguste Pavie.  With subtlety and refined taste the owners had integrated asian sculptures and other elements of the East to create a splendid blend of medieval France and Eastern Asia. […]