A heritage brought me a new adventure
My name is Marie Jetz, and I’m 25 years old. I live in Würzburg, a city in Bavaria, Germany. I studied primary school teaching there.
In my free time, I like to spend a lot of time with my friends and my boyfriend. I love cooking and going out. I also like to do creative things with my friends, such as making pearl necklaces, crocheting or painting on different things like candles or canvas.
A little over a year ago, I discovered a new hobby: analogue photography. Even as a child, I enjoyed taking pictures with my digital cameras and taking part in local photo competitions. However, I have lost sight of this hobby more and more.
When I met my boyfriend, Marcel, he told me a lot about analogue photography, and I loved the aesthetics of his photos. The light, the colours, the mood – everything seemed more authentic and beautiful in my eyes than in the digital pictures I took as a child and as a teenager.
At some point, when I was visiting my family, my mom showed me her dad’s old cameras and said I could take them with me to Würzburg, so Marcel could see if they are still working.
The next day I showed Marcel the cameras. Several of them didn’t seem to work anymore, but there was one camera, the Praktica MTL 5, which worked perfectly fine. With this camera, I started to take pictures and still do so now. Due to its 50mm F1.8 lens (Carl Zeiss Jena DDR), it is especially suitable for portrait shots, but I use it for all kinds of photography: scenes from my everyday life, streets and architecture, shots of flowers and plants, portraits and sometimes also for mirror selfies.
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