I bought my Zero Image some time ago and was skeptical at first if the price was warranted for something as basic as a pinhole camera. Yet I have never regretted it !
The Zero 2000 pinhole camera by Zero Image Co. is a real beauty. Skeptics would say it’s just a teak wood box. But when you hold its warm body in your hand and look at its red brown skin, draw back the shutter and look at its precision laser crafted f/138 pinhole with its 25 mm focal length and 130° field of view, then it becomes more than a wooden box. It actually is a really de luxe pinhole camera. Of course you can achieve similar results with your own construction for 1/1000th of the price, however, the Zero 2000 provides an incomparable experience, it makes medium format pinhole photography a breeze and helps make gorgeous photographs.
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.
This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.
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A recent trip to Bekasi City in his home country Indonesia had introduced priyotrilaksono not only to its sights and its locals, but was also treated to a firsthand demonstration of a local martial art form.