I can’t quite remember when I got my first Spotmatic, it was a SP1000, screwmount version of a K1000 minus the hot shoe over a decade ago, I have my brother Alex to blame for enabling me. I later picked up an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F from the Henry’s Clearance Centre when they were located on Queen St. in Toronto just west of the flagship store. Much later in 2013 on I grabbed a Spotmatic SP and II off Leica repair tech Dan Goldberg ‘s site when the Canadian dollar was at par.
This is Crestline, California. It is a small town in the San Bernardino Mountains. This town is responsible for shaping my father into the man he has become. Crestline is responsible for developing his love for nature, his strong work ethic, and his humble perspective.
My name is Tim Heubeck and I am a photographer based in Nuremberg, Germany. The focus of my personal work is black and white film photography. Moreover, I exclusively work on self publishing books and zines. My ultimate purpose in photography is to show the world how it looks through my eyes while capturing a timeless feel of the world. It is less about how things we are familiar look like, than moreover with what lays beyond the surface. Experiences, memories and encounters forming our life and consequently who we are. Working on long-term project and focusing on black and white film photography has enabled me to to bring back the physicality of art and revealing the only true way of showing a photograph: through print.
Known as “The Brick” due to it’s brickly and rectangular appearance, it is fairly easy to operate. I was lucky, because my camera came with a nearly mint 128 page reference guide that describes in detail the function of each knob. Now, I could have probably figured out how to operate this little beast on my own, but it was fun to see pictures and graphs from a camera manual that was published in 1952.