Olympus XA-2

Around 1987 or so my Mom acquired an Olympus XA-2. For me, it was love at first sight. Just a smidgen bigger than a bar of soap with a slightly protruding belly of a lens cover, it is an adorable industrial design. It is the smallest 35mm film camera I've held in my hands. Only 7.5 ounces, it turns itself off and resets the focus to mid-distance when the clamshell is closed which also completely protects the lens. Two S76 batteries will last for years.

Olympus XA-2

I took an XA-2 to Burning Man in 2014 and 2015. It's a very light travel camera and the loud clicking of the shutter is such an anachronistic sound people in front of the camera laughed out loud. Pure joy.

 Temple, Burning Man, 2015

Temple, Burning Man, 2015

 Pink Cloud, 2015

Pink Cloud, 2015

 Carlos, Howie, & Shad, 2015

Carlos, Howie, & Shad, 2015

 Esteban & Leo, 2015

Esteban & Leo, 2015

 Nevada, 2015

Nevada, 2015

 Glamcocks, 2015

Glamcocks, 2015

 HYBYCOZO, Burning Man, 2014

HYBYCOZO, Burning Man, 2014

 Burning Man, 2014

Burning Man, 2014

 It Rained, Burning Man, 2014

It Rained, Burning Man, 2014

 The Temple, Burning Man, 2014

The Temple, Burning Man, 2014

 The Man Burns, 2014

The Man Burns, 2014

 The Man Explodes, 2014

The Man Explodes, 2014