I came to Zagreb for the first time in February 2018 to attend the first edition of Grain Wedding Photography Festival. Saying it was cold is a gross understatement. -15°C temperatures mean you can’t feel the extremities of your feet and hands after around 10-15 minutes of walking. Thank god for Uber, which is a very effective way to get around this intriguing city. The guys at Grain decided it would be a better idea if the festival was held in December, when it’s less cold, and when the streets of the city are lined with Christmas markets, so here we are again in the city which was voted to have the best Christmas market in Europe 3 times in a row.
I had finally managed to find a long awaited Canon AE-1 just before flying to Zagreb. It was a perfect opportunity to try it out! The AE-1 is a historically significant camera because it was the first camera to include a microprocessor when it was launched in 1976. It became hugely popular due to the simple controls (some models even had automatic aperture which was very innovative back then) and the low price. I had finally found an Italian guy who was willing to sell it, so I could add it to my collection. Here are some snaps shot with it and an FD 50mm F/1.8 Lens:
These images were shot on Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Gold 200. You can recognise the Kodak Gold film by the blue line (which was possibly introduced during development) at the top of some of the frames.