Prologue - More Gas from The East, March 4, 2020

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Change is inevitable. As humans, we are hardwired to resist change, but we adapt and acclimatize ourselves with the change. We’re living in a revolutionary era right now, which itself is proof of our passive aptitude to evolve with our environment. If you think about it, we don’t only embrace the change, but we thrive on making progress, sifting the past normal from the new ideas. It’s our thirst for greatness and innovation that keeps us in this constant fluidity to create a better world for ourselves. Fascinating, isn’t it?

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Take photography, for a case in point. It’s been one of the most revolutionizing and transfiguring additions in our times. It has reinvented the wheel of artistic expression and changed how we reminisced our past and live our future. If we dial back to a century ago, the concept of photography, let alone digital photography, would seem like an alienated, unattainable notion. While the idea of photography was developed in the  mid-18th century, this form of creative self-expression was still new-fangled.

We hardly ever contemplate and reflect on the evolution of photography. Perhaps the convenience of digitalization has made us forget the old-school technology that has helped us

preserve two centuries of knowledge and wisdom, which will be passed down to the generations to come. The funny part is that the principle of the camera obscura carries remain relevant. The light enters through an opening of an aperture or lens and manifests an image. It’s fascinating that the technology existed decades ago, only to be refined later.

The era of the analog camera was the most meaningful and notable. These cameras laid down the foundation of modern photography as the technology around the globe moved to a digitalized sphere. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Yashica, and many renowned names flourished for decades owing to analog technology. These analog cameras came in different sizes and variations with assorted levels of complexity and designs. One particular camera that’s simply too hard to forget was, and is, FED-2, a 35 mm rangefinder camera introduced in 1955 by FED.

Are you in for an exciting trip down memory lane? Why not dive into an online visual diary of an analog photographer, Bill Smith, to learn more about the FED-2 paired with a Classic leather camera neck strap. Meanwhile, you can also browse the collection of high-quality leather camera wrist straps here.

 

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Fun fact: The name of FED comes from the initial of Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky!