YEAR’S END

2017 end

This is my Bolex camera. It shoots 16mm film. It’s still loaded in fact. I came across it in the back of my closet, buried behind several boxes of old puppets. I shot The Lady of Names with this camera. The last frame it ever exposed was on November 9, 2009 (I kept good hand written notes back then) It’s heavy, its design is not very ergonomic and some might say it’s not much to look at but I love this camera in the same way people love old cars. I’ll never use it again (advances in film technology rendered it obsolete a long time ago) but I’ll never get rid of it. One day, when I have a little more space and my filming days are over, I will sit it on a shelf where I can see it, a piece of art from a time long past. Happy New Year everyone.

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