Photo: Berlin Wall, Germany 1984 - Camera c/o my dad: Nikon D3100
I’ve unintentionally started a camera collection. Over the years I’ve gotten two old polaroid cameras given to me as gifts and now my dad has handed down me his old Canon.
He got the camera back when he was a lieutenant fighter pilot in 1983. Its witnessed the birth and growth of both my sisters. It captured many airplanes and been taken from the country to country.
This camera took that last photo (above) of my dad with another pilot, being hoisted over the west side of the Berlin Wall, Germany in 1984. He has this photo sitting in his office and when I asked him about it he said, “I remember thinking that was the only place I thought graffiti was appropriate.” He then told me that the east of the wall no one was allowed to get close to it, so it was completely clean.
(On a lighter note, the camera also survived an 1988 Oktoberfest in Germany too!)