Leica, a “Real” Camera

A few days ago a strange thing happened: I asked an old man in a historical market here in Rome to pose for an environmental portrait, and after I photographed him I was asked to view the photo.

At one point the subject’s friend looked at the camera around my neck (Leica M) and he pronounces something like this:

“Ehy wait! He cannot show you anything, don’t you see that it’s one of those old cameras?”

And so, in addition to snatching a smile, I remembered how much hate to show the shots I just made to my subjects.

However I’ll bring a print to him in the next few days and maybe we’ll take a picture together with a REAL camera again.

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