Coming home from school at age 9 I saw in the window of a newly opened camera store a second hand 35mm Canonete rangefinder with a yellow filter, it was love at first sight.
Everyday for two weeks I visited that camera on my way home after school. The camera store owner offered me the camera if I did swept and did errands for the store. The camera was mine in a month . Taking pictures with that camera and working in the camera store where the most empowering feeling that I had as a child . It has lingered ever since.