The Olympus OM-1 as my escape from isolation
These are difficult times. Staying home all day protecting ourselves and others from an invisible threat that kills brings about doubts, fears, depression. It also takes away the desire and motivation to create new images. While I am staying connected to photography by reading photography books, watching videos and documentaries and writing ideas, the act of making new images is really hard now. The other day I ventured out of the home on my motorcycle with my father's 1973 Olympus OM-1 and a single roll of T-max 100 film. I rode to historic downtown McKinney, a small town north of here, and then continued on East to the tiny town of Blue Ridge and its biker-friendly Cattleman's Cafe. It was a wonderful feeling to be riding on a beautiful Spring day, pretending for a couple of hours that life was normal, even though everything was deserted and I didn't have any human contact. Still, just being out helped me feel good - and that continued as I spent some time developing the film and scanning the negatives. I plan to do it again so that I can keep my sanity.
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