It’s been 8 months since I made the decision to leave Australia and move to Osaka, Japan and it’s been an incredible experience. One of the biggest challenges I had when packing was choosing which cameras to bring over to use during my time here. After much contemplation I settled on these three: Fujifilm XT1 (digital, I know), Fujifilm GA645 and the Lomo’Instant Wide camera (which I barely ended up using).
With that said, it’s become quite common for people to pass down their old film camera collection to me when they find out I still shoot with film. The first time this happened was in America a few years ago when my uncle (a retired photographer/journalist) gave me all his cameras that he used from the 70’s during his time in Vietnam. So it wasn’t surprising upon meeting the parents of my friend who I was staying with that her father would give me his collection of old film cameras as well.
One of the cameras given to me is an Olympus Trip 35. Although I had been documenting most of my day to day life using film disposable cameras, I decided to take this out for a spin with my friend who came to visit from Australia. These were taken around Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, the latter being one of the most popular spots in Osaka.
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