Retired professor living in Izmir, Turkey. Taught Political Science and International Relations for more than twenty five years in the United States, Turkey and North Cyprus. Author of more than 200 published articles and fourteen books. Writer, traveler and photographer.
I am mostly using my Leica M6 with a 35 mm Summarit 2.5 lens. I most often shoot with black and white film. I develop my own film and scan the negatives. I also make black and white prints. I develop black and white film with Kodak HC-110 developer. It is easy to develop using a one-shot process (1 to 63). I use Ilford HP5 plus black and white film and push it to 1600. Also use Kodak Tri-X film. However, Humza Rustem Photo shop in Kemeralti does not sell Kodak film. One can get it from Istanbul.
Pictures posted on flickr.
I also use a Minolta SRT 101, a Zenit 12 XP and a Mamiya RB 67 Professional SD. The Zenit 12 XP is good for taking close-up pictures of wild flowers in the spring. The minolta works well with color film, with a 55 mm Rokkor lens, f 1.7. I have used the Minolta since 1972. I get good results with 20-year old Agfa color film, that has expired long ago.