So I may have done a little impulse shopping recently. As soon as I stumbled over the Ricoh GR2 and did a bit of research, there was no changing my mind that the camera had to be a part of my arsenal. It arrived three days ago and I couldn't be happier with it. I now have a pocket-sized camera with full manual control, a huge sensor, and so much more. I could go on and on about the camera itself, but I will leave it at that. What it comes down to is this: I now truly have a camera that meets my standards THAT I CAN FIT IN MY POCKET. Gone are the days of lugging around a backpack filled with lenses and a DSLR everywhere I go. The GR2 is my new every-day-carry. I've always been a strong believer in the quote "the best camera is the one you have with you" and I was growing tired of both not keeping a camera on me and carrying a huge camera around my shoulder. It's not quite practical, as someone who works as a fisherman and spends his free time cycling. The pocket-ability factor is huge.
The addition of this camera has made the past few days incredibly joyous. It's not that it has changed my routine, but I'm now seeing things in my daily grind that I didn't see before. Knowing that I can take a photo at my moments notice keeps me hyper-aware and I feel constantly inspired.
Needless to say, I am elated with my new tool. My goal is to be posting on here weekly (hence the title). Maybe the photos will follow a theme or concept, or perhaps it will be just my observations from daily life. So here are a few from week one (only the past three days, really). All moments from the daily grind that comes with being a commercial fisherman.