my name is Florent, i’m currently living in Nantes, France. I started shooting when i got my first camera around 12 years old, i’m now 28 and still didn’t stop. I was in a photo school in belgium during 3 years, which was essentially analog. I mostly shoot street photography in black white on TX 400. I love traveling and based my life on it, i lived three years in Budapest Hungary, and that was fantastic for camera hunting ! I started a collection back then; so i have got plenty of cameras at home but i mostly used the one you see in the picture. I used to be a pentax addict and still are for analog lenses and bodies, especially the super ME (or LX of course) with the 50 mm 1,4 SMC or the 24mm 2,8 SMC. I owned a K10D which was my first digital body, i loved it but it broke down while i was living in Melbourne Australia. I was hoping pentax would produce a full frame body but it never happened and doubt it will. I’m know 100% analog and it’s what i like. I’m not rich enough to buy a leica, but i would love to own a M6 TTL or a bessa R4m or R4a. My favourite focals are 19mm, 24mm 50mm and 85mm. And when i’ll got enough cash for digital, i would get a Xpro1 (it’s the first time i felt like doing analog photography with a digital), or a 5D mark III for his performances (even if its big and not discreet i love this camera)
What you see in the bag is what i daily use.
-The minox is always in my pocket (the batteries are dead now i’m looking for a replacement alternative to mercury )
-The Electro GSN is my favourite rangefinder, i would prefer a wider angle tho. I’ve just replaced the light seals.
-I love to shoot with the zorki I as well, the result of the industar is for me more than satisfying.
-finally the bulky plastic canon on the right is my first “real” camera, it’s an EOS 3000n, i found the cosina lens 19-35mm for 35 euros back in Bruxelles which was for me a really cheap option for a 19 mm.
-My bag is an army bag from Hungary found on a flea market for few cents, its very light and discreet , its what i need when i’m shooting in the street.
I would like to apologise for my english and all the grammar/spelling/syntaxe mistakes i’ve made.
I also wanted to share this website with you. It has been my bible for many years now, people are really friendly on the forum http://www.collection-appareils.fr/carrousel/html/index.php . You will find thousands of cameras there with descritions and others infos.
you can have a look at my blog as well here : http://florent-liard.tumblr.com/
Thank you all for your time and thanks to Bellamy for your work !
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Florent. A great mix of gear there, I am sure it gives you some interesting experiences.
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