This year for my other half’s birthday, I decided to reignite his passion for photography and buy him a classic SLR camera that he absolutely adores.
Dave had been borrowing an SLR off his family for quite some time when he decided that he wanted one of his very own. He got himself a second hand, and slightly battered Pentax K1000 quite early on in his Lomography days, and some of his photos from our first Lomo trip together in Chester at Christmas 2010 (organised by the lovely Johnccc).
He used that camera so so much when he first got it and he was always super pleased with the results. It even lead to him writing an article about his “Secondhand Love Affair” with the Pentax (you can read this article here) where he sadly goes on to detail how the wind on mechanism kept sticking. In spite of his usual ability to fix things that are broken, he was unable to salvage his favorite camera. He has kept an eye out for them throughout this year but sadly has had no luck and the prices on ebay have been mighty high. I was really sad for him as he took some great shots on it during it’s early days, below are some of my favorites.
This year for his birthday I had already got him gig tickets but I really wanted him to have something to unwrap. Therefore I had some friends on the lookout for me at camera fairs and they managed to pick up an excellent bargain that I could gift to him this year. He was over the moon and has just started shooting with the Pentax K1000 again and going on about how brilliant it is. Fingers crossed that this one lasts a long time and gives him more results like this.
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