A project that speaks to my soul - gifted a 1945 Leica IIIc by the original owner and dear family friend - I was taken by the feeling of history and permanence the first time I held it.
I envision this to be the start of a 2nd (and hopefully not last) journey for this mechanical marvel. A relic without a battery, this machine is meant to do exactly two things - focus and expose — leaving everything else about the final image up to me.
It is my goal to shoot this camera for the next 27 years regularly because I’m curious to see the images it makes on it’s 100th birthday - and I’d like to be prepared when that day comes.
I endeavor to learn a lot from this process - about tradition and persistence - I’ll keep you posted...