"I am Deviant (Asperger Syndrome), but not an Artist, more of a gatherer of prime lenses of the analog era then an amateur photographer, the by-product of using them on digital body 's are called the photographs in this gallery".
I am Len, born on the 10th of November 1957 in the Netherlands, married with Caro who was born in Cambrai (France) in March 1960. We have 2 sons one of 34 and one of 40 years of age , and only 1 cat (Putty) left that shares our household, and 1 part-time cat called Tutty, who lives 2 houses further.
In the first half of 2020 i retired myself from work (resigned) 5 years before my retirement age, since there were enough funds for living and to bridge the 5 years.
The general idea was to have more time to visit festivals not only in the Netherlands, but across Europe, but due to corona most is cancelled last 2 years.
I started with the photography hobby at the age of 9, including developping the film, and enlarging as required and developping the photo's.
Started with a Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 6cm and Voightlander Bessa CRF 6 x 9cm on 120 spool film and a Durst enlarger, later in adult live switched to the Leica IIIf , Leica M3 and Leica SL 35mm analog Camera's from Wetzlar.
About 14 years ago started with digital photography, started with a Lumix LX2, Olympus E600 ,Canon 60D and now Fuji XE3 and still don't like autofocus and zoomlenses, I still prefer using the legacy Manual Focus prime lenses from a forgotten Era (50's till 80's).
These older lenses have no electrical contacts on the back, so there is no communication between lens and digital body, so i have to focus, decide which aperture to choose ( love full open), versus shutterspeed, and decide if EV correction is needed.
I decide, not the digital body with the "build in average photographer"!
Like the prime lenses of : Ernst Leitz Wetzlar/ Leica, Carl Zeiss, Hugo Meyer Gorlitz, Voightlander, Asahi Takumars, Vivitar series 1, Helios, Jupiter, Industar , Tair, Mir, Volna among others.
Lately also using a lot of Chinese prime lenses of 7Artsans & TTArtisan & Pergear.
Further i don't use programs like Photo-shop !
"The outcome of the Photograph depends largely, on the chosen subject and how it was taken, the camera body itself is just a medium to register your idea's about the subject, the used lens by design makes it like the type of brush/pencil that draws with its own caracter, the reflected light from chosen subject through the lens onto the film or sensor"