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Sometimes you end up where you started

Sometimes you end up where you started

This was my Grandfathers Leica IIIc he bought it in 1949 when he went to Japan during the Occupation. It was instrumental in my founding gordy's camera straps but that is another story. He gave it to me in the early 1970s. In recent years I replaced the shutter and beam splitter. I thought that a Leica M3 might be a better camera, certainly a more modern camera. I bought one 6 years ago. It's a beautiful camera but I am going back to my IIIc for three reasons. First, it is easier to focus. The IIIc has a separate...

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The ur-gordy strap

The ur-gordy strap

This is the very first gordy strap. Before there were gordy straps. I started selling gordy straps in 2005 based on my experience with this strap. In 2004 my sister and I went to Washington D.C. and New York City. My Grandfather had started the US Naval Combat Artist program during WWII and we wanted to see his paintings stored at the Naval Art Gallery in Washington D.C. His studio was in Greenwich Village in New York City. That is where my Dad grew up in the 1930s. We wanted to see where our Dad grew up. I took my...

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Olympus Pen EES

Olympus Pen EES

I shot these pictures several years ago but I am now starting to scan them. These were taken with my Olympus Pen EES half-frame camera.      

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Back to film

Back to film

I've started shooting film again. I've been away from it for awhile. I have a Leica kit with a double stroke M3 and a few Barnack bodies. Well, maybe more than a few. Also a Nikon kit with an unmetered Nikon F and a Nikon F4s. I've done some shooting with them but it is these cameras that have been the most fun. These are half-frame Olympus Pens. In the back is a Pen D, a Pen W, and a Pen EES. In the front is the single lens reflex Olympus Pen F. A real Pen F. Actually a Pen FV. They...

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Welcome

Welcome to our new website and this blog! 

Our old website had grown over the past 12 years and it was time for a new one.

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