So I was at the Family Thrift Center where I do most of my shopping for clothing these days after find 6 pairs of Levi's in the place each for around $7 a pop. While that hasn't happened as much here lately it is the only thrift store I go to lately because it hasn't become scary and seedy and they still have good stuff. Today I found all this camera equipment, two tripods which still had their heads which is a miracle and a monopod plus this Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 camera. I didn't buy any of those things but I was really checking out that Minolta because it seemed like a decent enough camera that probably wasn't all plastic. I don't need another camera but I have to say I was tempted because I like Hi-Matics as it was the first camera I ever really dealt with when I was a kid seeing as my dad bought one when he was in Vietnam.
So my surprise when later on in the evening I trip upon this site advertising a documentary about New York street photographers.
The first photographer to speak, Ricky Powell, is holding the very camera I was looking at this afternoon. I mean what are the chances. There are millions of cameras out there and he is using the one that I just happened to see this afternoon in a thrift store in Texas.
I went there and bought the camera. Got it home put new batteries in it and it didn't work but I looked and saw that the terminals were a little corroded from an exploded battery. So I blew inside and worked the battery back and forth against the terminal and now it works as far as I know. I'm going to take it to work tomorrow night and use some tools that I have to clean it better and possible do my job as well.
Why am I telling you all this, well the title of the blog is Brief History in Bullshit and there you are.