"I am Deviant (Asperger Sydrome), but not an Artist, more of a gatherer of prime lenses of the analog era than 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 2019 i retired from work 5 years earlier at 62 years of age, idea was to have more time to visit festvals not only in the Netherlands, but across Europe, but due to corona most is cancelled last 2 years.
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.
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"
"All country's are equal, some more then others" derivate from quote from animal farm!