What does Wolfskull Creative have in common with Ringo Starr? Our Pentax Asahi cameras :)
My dad gave me my first camera - a Pentax Asahi - in 2005 for my high school photography class. It was 40 years old at the time and came with three lenses- one of which was a telephoto so big I felt like I was most definitely a hit man when I tried to shoot with it. I ran about a billion rolls of film through it, acquired 149 unexcused absences (I'm not kidding, that's an exact number. I was in the dark room- who needs calculous anyway?), and spent the beginning of every summer building a lab in my parents basement with supplies loaned to me by my schools art department (Shout out to Mr. Rob Fuhr).
Ten years later I was camping with my Blondes in the Rockies and that wonderful camera had finally had enough. The film stopped advancing, I swore, kicked rocks, cried a little, got over it, and now It now resides in Denver as a paper weight. One year later and here we are with a new old camera from a nice stranger on Amazon :)
Seeing as I bought this baby for my trip to Cusco next week I decided to take it out for a test run and make sure everything was in working order. I also needed a little refresher in metering light with no meter. These camera's are sturdy as all hell (think about a 50 year old DIGITAL camera- no way buddy) but the light meters never make it that long. Thankfully my last camera had the same defect after not too long so I have about 8 years of practice with using my judgement to meter. So I packed up my new toy and headed up the shore to Grand Marais with a gaggle of dogs and homies and did some ice fishing. Thankfully the photos turned out better than the days catch- which was non existent. Any who here are a handful of photos from the test run- saturated with color, etherial, and romantic as ever.