Erik has been a passionate photographer for most of his life. Starting as a pre-teen with various simple cameras, his zeal for photography really took off when he discovered Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras around 1980, when his father purchased a Minolta SRT202.
Erik likes to photograph a variety of subjects; his current favorites are flowers, leaves, and food.
This photo was taken with a 1980’s era Pentacon Six medium format camera, made in what was then called East Germany. It is a fully manual camera; as configured to take this photo, no exposure metering was available in-camera. Focus and film advance are completely manual. Lens used was a Carl Zeiss lens of the same era, also from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik. This was the first or second roll of film (Ektachrome) shot by the artist with this camera.
Faded Fall Roses