At the end of May, we embarked on a project to walk every street in Albany, California. A Summer hiatus ensued, but has kicked back into gear. Last weekend we finished the streets along the Albany / El Cerrito border, and also walked all of the streets in University Village. About 3 more walks remain to cover part of Albany Hill, and the frontage roads along the freeway. The final walk will be at the Albany Bulb, which we’re hoping to do on a dollar day at nearby Golden Gate Fields.
The images below were shot on film using a Leica M6. Since switching from rangefinder cameras to digital SLRs in 2003, the Leica hasn’t seen a lot of use. Every time I shoot with the M6 I wonder why I don’t use it more often. What a simple pleasure to use a precision tool made of metal that has everything you need to make an image and nothing more. Of course 2 trips to the lab, $5 for a roll of film, $5 to develop, and $6 for a CD of low resolution scans explains a lot. Sure is nice to just simply shoot sometimes, without the all of the chimping and button pushing.