My first job in photography was as studio manager for Paul M Bowers, Imaging for Business back in 1998. I was always impressed with Paul’s great, gritty, black and white street photos of New York City; the subways, the bagel shops, the towering World Trade Center towers. The camera he used, I was surprised to find was a little Olympus XA film camera.
You can imagine how excited I was…I immediately shot a slightly outdated roll of Fuji Velvia just to test it out and am in love all over again. I found that it does need some lens focusing maintenance but at super deep depths of field, it produces great, sharp images.