Minox 35ML, Holga 400
On the summer before I moved to Hong Kong I asked my father if e still had his film camera from the 70s. He dug into his boxes and couldn’t find it, but he did find a Minox 35ML, still in its box. Some German customers gave it to him as a gift in the 80s. I decided to try it out and it was love at first sight. Sure, it’s minimalist, but its so tiny that you can carry it around anywhere, and while focusing is a mostly random exercise, the lens is super sharp. I started adjusting to hyperfocal techniques and over the course of the first few weeks in HK, I shot half a dozen rolls. When they came back though, I found out that this notoriously unreliable camera had crapped out on me. Two of the rolls were blank, and two others were partially exposed only. I stopped using the Minox since I couldn’t find anyone to get it fixed. Still, I got some really good shots out of it, including this shot of a street food stall in Causeway Bay.