It began with a new purchase, a 35mm Summicron lens for my Leica SLR cameras. This lens focuses down to 30cm. So, what’s the deal with that? Normally I have to maintain a ‘safety distance’ of one meter. Thus, 3 cm felt like I was entering macro-territory. So many new options – finally, I could tackle the small things in life! Although this had been the essential argument to convince myself I desperately needed that lens, I couldn’t imagine an appropriate use case as I liberated the thing from its packaging material.