In 1964, the summer before my last year in high school, I went to Vienna to study German
and to take delivery of my Leica M3, #1094969, which I am holding in my hand even now
The shutter release is still exquisitely smooth... the shutter quiet... a magnificant machine
I remember the room... a bed... my suitcase... the white polyester shirt drying by the sink...
and opening the package from Wetzlar mailed to my hotel
This would be my Art
The dove in the window was captured with this camera... freedom outside the barred window
The color slide is lost... only a negative copy remains