This was made a long time ago, about 15 years….One of the waitresses in the restaurant was a friend of mine, and she invited me to come up and do photos in the kitchen. The owners did not mind, and I thoroughly enjoyed going up there once a week or so and exposing a couple of rolls of film, developing and printing them, and taking 8×10’s back to the people I had photographed.
I was using my totally manual Yashica 35mm SLR with a Zeiss lens. Although I was using Neopan 1600, I only exposed it at 800, and developed it in Sprint chemistry. So, usually I photographed with the lens open at around 1.7 and some ridiculous slow shutter speed, something like a 30th of a second, or a 60th of a second, if I thought there might be enough light. Quite a different experience from using digital today.