DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade III

I promised to post one of the pictures I took in New York City in 1964 with my first camera, a Kodak Pony 135 (see it in a previous post). Here (above) is an iPhone-taken copy of a photo shot with the Pony, framed and normally hanging on a wall at our place in Bloomington, Minn.

The photograph was taken from the deck of a ferry boat in New York harbor. No Twin Towers yet. (I took another picture of them years later before they were brought down in the 911 attack.)

Coming next: the story of my Nikon fm2(n) film camera.

2 thoughts on “DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Cameras On Parade III”

  • John Burke January 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    My folks bought me a Kodak Pony IV for Christmas around 1959, and I became a Service Drug and Camera Shop habitue (along with Mike Lalonde, Rikki Thompson, Harley Hettick, and others). Dad said it would probably be the last camera I would ever need. Boy was he wrong about that! But I truly loved that little camera until I replaced it with a Yashica YE rangefinder 35mm that was a Leica knockoff and would take Leica screwmount lenses. There have been many, many cameras since then.

  • Larry Gauper January 5, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Most interesting and inspirational photographs, Dave. I didn’t get into 35mm still photography until about 1975 with the then new Canon AE-!. Prior to that camera, I was into shooting and editing super-8 movies. But then I discovered Ansel Adams and began to develop and print my own B & W images. I still have a passion for monochrome, gray-scale photographs, such as you’ve presented here. I wish I had entered into 35mm earlier, as you did. Thanks for sharing these photographs and your photographic history involving content and equipment.


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