P as Photo(s)

I told already as I exchanged my collection of Tex for a Russian zoom lens that I used to print myself my photos.

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I bought it at Porta Portese market, in the zone next to the main road were Russian people used to sell their stuff.  50.000 lire, if I remember well.

At that time I had (I have it still) a Pentax MX bought nearby Regina Coeli (the very central penitentiary in Roma) and was quite intensively using it. 

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One example of output is in the heading for this blog-page.

I was not very good at it but enjoyed looking at the image composing itself progressively in the acid soup.

I took some photos during holidays and trips. In 1980 at Mirafiori, for the occupation of the FIAT

in 86 in Burkina Faso

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and then in Cambodia in 92 and 93

Then I passed to smaller cameras and finally to digital ones, but at that point there was less enthusiasm and I thought it was also interesting to focus on what is actually happening rather than trying to capture it into a piece of paper.

Recently a friend gave me one tool to pass old negatives to a digital format, exploitable in the computer and it was nice to see again some faces, some places.   

I am not sure if I was still using the Pentax in South Africa, for the photo of Mandela that I have already presented in a blog note

And now is mainly the telephone.  But some photos are still surprising

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