It was interesting to read Rob Deyes’ letter showing the reversed image of Kylie Minogue ( Inbox, AP 23 June). The images are the right way round on the website, but what intrigued me was that the photographer (no credit as far as I can see) had chosen to use old Russian cameras as a prop rather than the latest whizz-bang digital (Kylie with a Zenith- E and Twiggy with a Zorki- 4). Do they belong to the photographer? Does he use them? Or did he deliberately seek out the cameras and, if so, why?
I still have my old Zenith- B and must have bought it around 1970. It’s been dropped on solid rock, covered in sea spray more than once and been out in all weathers from 25°C in Sweden to almost 40°C in Yugoslavia (as it was then) – and the camera still takes acceptable photographs. I wonder how many of today’s overpriced DSLRs would stand up to that treatment or still be working in 50 years’ time? Harvey Charlesworth We’re chuffed that a throwaway picture of Kylie has generated so much interest – Geoff Harris, deputy editor