Hallo, my name is Jano Urda and I am freelance photographer, camera trader and repairer. I can say, I do care to keep film alive, for me, for us. This time, my friend on the road was legendary Nikon F with my all time favourite Nikkor lens – the Nikkor H 28mm f3.5 , which to me, seems perfect. There is just nothing else I need in terms of picture quality, build and handling.
And yes, 28mm is my go to focal length, I shoot almost all of my work with a 28mm lens. I travel every day by train, to the university and of course I carry my cameras with me, because you never know what is going to happen. And this time, it was just right. I met a group of gipsy kids. A common here, asking for cash, food even cigarettes. I thought “hmm thats good light over there”, so I firmly grabbed my black F and set it to 1/125th and 5.6. As almost always, loaded with Kodak Trix 400 – my favourite film. And the story told itself.
I just meet them on the train. When I later did prints of these in my darkroom, I felt exactly the same as I was there in that moment. Mission accomplished.