In this space we would like to share some photos taken in Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Thomas’ first camera was a gift from a neighbor in his childhood. It was an Agfa Clack. The 6x9 film was on a roll and provided 8 pictures. This camera had only one shutter speed. The name was probably derived from the shutter’s noise. This was a camera produced by Agfa from 1954 to 1965.

The limited number of pictures per film forced the photographer to first look for good angles and to choose the proper frame before pushing the shutter button. In contrast modern digital cameras allow taking countless photos in a short time widening the possibility of photography enormously. Nevertheless, Thomas still finds it important to remember the basics learnt with that Aqua Clack.


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