The back of a Leica M3

Leica M3

This is the back of a Leica M3. Just look at it! Could there be anything simpler? There are no controls; just an ASA indicator and a (world-beating) viewfinder. (There’s also a couple of flash ports but those can be safely ignored since no one uses them.)

I find the whole thing to be a work of art. The only thing better than looking at the back of a Leica M3 is looking through one.

 

 

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every picture tells a story, don’t it. —Rod Stewart

Here is one of the few photos on which my grandfather did not write a detailed caption on the back. It says simply, “Aug 1954” and I love it.

The woman with the beach ball is playing catch with another woman who is out of frame. The man watches the second woman until his wife has had enough and snatches the binoculars away from him. At least that’s how I imagine it.