I’ve used a lot of different cameras and of them all, I’d say the Rolleiflex is the one that helps me meet the most people.
This trio of photos tells a story.
This is Juneau, the dog I was taking care of for three days last week.
The Rolleiflex camera (and really all cameras) are a great way to connect with people we don’t know–I use them often just for that reason, knowing they will help make an introduction easier. Not between two strangers, but between two acquaintences who haven’t met before and who can share some time chatting about photography or life in general.
Lee Friedlander said, “It’s a generous medium, photography.” And it certainly is.