Dad’s photographic life

I don’t often do still life photography and this picture has come from an album I found while sorting out my late fathers estate. In the 1950’s he was stationed with Royal Air force in Malta and during that time there he purchased a Voigtländer Vito B camera. It’s a wonderful album full of images he had taken with this camera of the island during the two years he was stationed there.


I used my late father’s Leica M3 with a Summicron 50mm f/2 duel range lens. Shot on the dinning room table using just natural light from a near by window and taken with a timed exposure of f/8 at 1 second on Fomapan 100 Classic film.

6 thoughts on “Dad’s photographic life”

  1. M y father also had the Vito B and all his photos earlier in his life were taken with it; mostly on slide film. I have that camera now; he gave it to me when I was much younger and it was my first step into photography beyond the family Kodak Instamatic and the pitiful 110 cameras we had.
    I learned a lot about how exposure worked with that camera and I still have it, it always took excellent pictures (if you got the focus right 🙂

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