Roll #13

For this assignment, we will be going back to the future.

For sentimental reasons, I have never been able to get rid of my very first real camera.  It’s the camera I learned on.  It’s the camera I received as a gift in high school (please do NOT get out your Texas Instruments calculator and do the math)  and used all through college and into my first jobs.  Once I started acquiring Nikon equipment, I put this camera away and never used it again.  It’s a black body Minolta X-700.

I loved that camera.  It was full of electronic features; it would even make beep sounds.  But looking at it now, its body has that weird dated 80s aesthetic.  You know what I mean, that stark angular styling that seems to be reaching toward some sort of Tron-like future where everything looks like an Isuzu Impulse or an Atari 800…or Max Headroom.

So I’m going to load it with some fresh batteries, some old outdated film (probably another roll of PJ400 as I don’t actually have any FILM left over from the 80s) and take a trip back in time.

I hope the thing still works.


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