three cassettes of film a day, even when not ‘photographing’, in order to keep the eye in practice – Josef Koudelka
I probably have always been looking for a tool able to offer a perspective similar to human view. And lenses fascinated me like a child in front of a piece of magic.
I was able to find an old wide lens used with large format cameras, when a friend showed me the work of an Australian artesan who hand-crafted cameras.
The Australian genius patiently follwed my requests and built my 6x17 camera. He wanted to name it 'The red devil'.
Looking throught its viewfinder and touching the contact sheets confimed me that I found what I was looking for. Thus, I began a new neverending journey