The year was 1966 - My father was in the Air Force so my parents were living on a military base in Ankara, Turkey.
Their love for the country was swift. My father learned the language quickly and after his deployment was over, they stayed on.
At the military exchange (The PX) they purchased a Minolta SRT 101 and a 58mm Rokkor lens. They used this camera to document their lives, their travels and the early years of my sister and I growing up.
My father passed away when I was seven so the images they captured have stitched together the fabric of my memories.
When I look into my past it is through this lens.
Today I am 38, a filmmaker and a father.
This week I bought an adapter that allows me to use it on my Canon 7D. The camera I use to tell my stories.
So now, when I look into the future it will be through this lens.
Production Notes -
MC Rokkor 58mm f/1.4
Cinema Picture Style
Zacuto Crossfire Handheld Rig
Color Grading: Colorista II
Shot in Malibu, California
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