A 35mm inheritance. Part (i) - Summer 18'

When my Grandad passed away in early 2018 (Someone whose travel videos played a role in prompting me to pick up a camera in the first place) - his camera collection was left to my Dad. Later that year they where given to me as a birthday present - and so a fun little passion project began - restoring and shooting with cameras that dated potentially as far back as 1938 (The Voigtländer Bessa 66). After a bit of testing and researching - one model in particular caught my fancy - The Balda Baldessa - which was in immaculate condition, and after a bit of a clean - was in perfect working order.

‘The Baldessa was a series of 35 mm film cameras produced in West Germany by Balda in the 1950s and 1960s.’

After getting the first roll back and being stoked with the results - I’ve had this compact Rangefinder 35mm camera, complete with brown leather carry case - strung over my shoulder ever since. 9 rolls of film later, and trips all over Australia, Hawaii, and the USA - its time to start posting some of my favourite shots. To kick things off here’s some selects from the first four rolls - taken around November/December 18’ in Sydney, Regional NSW, Yamba, and a lot of places on the road in between.

Caleb Graham