Ben at Asti. Leica M6 .8TTL, 50mm Summilux. Tri-X film.
I guess everyone likes their kids. I really like the one I got. He's smart and kind. And he's very patient when I ask him to help me with photographic stuff. I find it funny just how many photographs of Ben are done in black and white or with the intention of black and white. I also find it amusing that he's been photographed with such a wide range of cameras.
He just turned sixteen years old and he's still socially adroit and happy. I know, I know, it's only a matter of time before the rebellion kicks in.
Ben likes "hand me down" cameras, but only if they do video. Extra points if they have microphone inputs. He's got a collection of Canons super zooms that he and his friends use for video projects. He owns his own Gitzo Tripod, complete with side arm and fluid head, because he used mine way too often.
Will he become a photographer? Naw. He's way too smart for that....