And Yet I Know Nothing About Apple Farming. Hmm.


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!


  1. elarael says

    Happy new year!

    God that apple guy is cute! He looks so wholesome, like an apple spirit, haha!

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