Journey into Anolog: Shooting with a piece of history

Unearthed Leica

Shooting with a LEICA is like a long tender kiss, like firing an automatic pistol, like an hour on the analyist’s couch. -Henri Cartier-Bresson

I was having drinks with my friend Jonathan a few months back and he showed me an old camera that his grandfather had purchased in 1938 to document the birth of Jon’s mom. The camera, a Leica IIIc, had not been used since the mid 60s if not even long before that. It was one of the few physical bits of connection that Jon had with his late grandfather, and he was really hoping to see it get put to use again.

I sent the Leica off to Youxin Ye, a highly recommended specialist in all things Leica, and couldn’t wait to start taking some shots. These photos, shot with Lomo’s X-Pro 100 film, are the first shots developed off of this beautiful family heirloom in over half a century.

Unearthed Leica

Unearthed Leica

Unearthed Leica