Recently a person who just arrived from a trip to Poland told me about a technique he learned in a workshop there. According to her, the teacher said you could use the lens of a camera in front of a mobile phone to make photographs that aren’t usually possible with the camera on a cellphone. I got home and tried it with some old lenses I had, one a Zenith and the other a Canon. It didn’t work like I thought but still the result was beautiful.
My husband had the idea that we could do the same but with the lens mounted on the camera. Then we took out the tripods and put the two old cameras on them. The Canon with a 50 mm lens and the Zenith with 2.8-135mm. When looking through the cellphone camera through the viewfinder the result was wonderful, magical. Like watching an old movie live and in real time. Like a trip back in time. It was a wonder that came from Poland and landed in Havana. It was a wish fulfilled.
14 October 2013