File this under "Why I Love California #928" or "Farmers Rule", thankyouverymuch.
A few weeks ago I paid my regular visit to my local Farmers’ Market to get my produce for the week. I had my camera with me in an attempt to use up some old remaining film.
After stocking up on my weekly ration of Fuji apples, I asked if I could take a picture of the grower.
"Sure!" he happily exclaimed.
As I put the large boxy camera to my face and peered through the viewfinder, the farmer turned the tables and asked me a question.
"Hey, is that film or digital?" he asked.
"Oh, this is a film camera, medium format, 120 film, etc." I responded.
"Ah, excellent. You know they make some amazing digital backs for that Mamiya camera, great medium format digital stuff!" he informed me.
And that, ladies and gentleman, is why I love living in 2008 (almost) almost as much as I love my growers and farmers.
Happy New Year to all!