Life is good. My only task today (a self-set task at that) was to get to The Click Shop, a photography shop in Kuala Lumpur.
I had every intention of getting a not expensive analog camera as my Beirette camera broke just days before I left for Sydney. (It broke because I dropped it. It still makes my heart clench).
I found the shop asking for directions only once and it looked fucking amazing. There was a tiny waterfall and stream at the front of the store, the store was super minimal with glass cases, grey walls and chunky wooden/metal furniture. There was a small library of photography coffee table books and I spent an hour and half chilling on the sofa reading the books.
The cameras are mostly analog “toy cameras” There are various varities of Holgas, Lomos, Diana Fs, Fisheyes, multi-lens cameras and some awesome stuff. Like a miiiiiiini camera in the shape of a chocolate bar which you then hook up to your computer, or cameras in the shape of juice, milk and cigarette boxes, cameras made out of lego, biscuit cameras and blackbird cameras.
I ended up buying the “Ultra Wide and Slim” camera. A kitsch, plastic, point and shoot with a super wide angle lens (22 mm). It’s a summer time camera though cuz you need loads of light.
We recently met Brian Erdelyi at MatadorU (a new media school for travelers) where he’s learning to be a better travel photographer. One thing lead to another and he’s now here to share some of his work
Brian is a Canadian expat living in Bermuda who’s traveled for work, food, scuba diving and an all around great time. He may not say much, but as they say “a picture’s worth a thousand words”.