In my world, nostalgia for equipment is ever-present. When I was a film photographer, I took countless trips back to the past with a variety of gear.
My Hasselblads were never far from their decades-old origins even though they were fresh off the assembly line. It was the perfect mix of old and new.
I’m now entering my third decade of digital photography. Like everyone else, I’m susceptible to the irrational pull of the past.
This portrait was taken on a digital camera that’s long been obsolete and could be acquired on eBay for pennies on the dollar of the original price.
I wouldn’t want to go back in time and bring it forward. But if I did, almost nobody would be able to see the difference in quality compared to what my “modern” tools can make.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.