Kylie un­usual

Amateur Photographer - - Your Letters -

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

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