Before we started, Yves noticed my camera and was fascinated by it. He said he'd never seen a camera like it. He was being genuine but I did find it hard to believe that one of the greatest product designers of our time had never seen a Contax 645. Although, I will say it probably looked a bit more unique with the larger battery grip and bellows style lens shade. I love that camera for many practical and functional reasons; but one of the more superficial reasons I love it is that not many people have them or even know what they are. If I'm shooting with a Canon, the subject or someone on the set will invariably say "oh, I have one of those". I know it's ridiculous for me to think about, but when you're supposed to be the professional at the shoot, it's nice to have equipment that most non-professionals wouldn't have or even know about.
And after grabbing another camera most people don't see much anymore, a Mamiya 7II, I shot some film in the Fuse Project gallery.