I had an epiphany the other day, and I think I may have finally stumbled upon the elusive Reason for why I do all this stuff with old cameras and film. I think maybe it all boils down to reductionism and minimalism. Here's how: in my mind, there's something very beautiful about reducing a camera to its essential components and then making each of those components only as complicated as necessary. I don't know exactly why, but there's just something beautiful about that concept. Perhaps uncoincidentally, this is also the internal impulse I put to use when designing things. This theory also, conveniently, serves to explain my obsession with vintage cars, vintage computers, vintage typewriters, vintage clocks - basically anything which is a comparative reduction and simplification of the equivalent modern-day device. Thoughts, anyone?