About Nature, & more ~ Eric Lindgren pix

A Life with a Camera.

Starting with a Kodak Autograph rollfilm camera from the 1930s, a life in photography has captured parts of Our Planet Earth from days as an eager teenager, to the present-day with hair re-arranged from top of head to bottom of chin, and enthusiasm still alive and well.

And an interesting life in the forests, deserts, swamps, rivers, and beneath the oceans of Earth.

As SBS - Australia's fabulous multinational TV station says:

"It really is a wonderful world."

The transition from 1940s European-influenced nature photography - "... use a large format camera, with sheet film or roll film" - Graflex 5x4" SLR sheet and rollfilm camera, Speed Graphic 120 rollfilm press camera, etc

- through 35mm cameras - Kodak Retina 1, Rectaflex SLR, Practika, Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, et al

-  and rollfilm cameras - Lubitel 6x6cm, Rolleicord, Pentax Rollfilm SLR,

- as well as too many lenses: a second-hand 4mm close-up "special" (didn't work), through a 180mm lens in self-made cardboard tubes, to a British ex-World War II Royal Air Force 900mm f/5.6 aerial camera tele-lens mounted in a huge wooden box (excellent, but weighed a ton!),

- and not forgetting the Palec electronic flash that emptied eight D-size batteries for 15 flashes and usually worked - to today's digital SLRs with (almost) all the bangs and whistles one needs has led to the conclusion:

"They don't help us make better pictures, they only make it easier to take better pictures."

Good shooting,   Eric Lindgren,