A number of photographers seem to have found an affinity between classic cameras and old boats, and fishing boats in particular. The connection is more casual than causal, but it seems to be due to a respect for engineering and craftsmanship. Throughout the 20th century, cameras and mechanical shutters underwent an evolutionary development in which they became smaller and more accurate with each generation.



There are very few traditional coastal fishing boats left these days, and those that remain are pushed into smaller and smaller harbours with each dockside redevelopment. The effect is to make Swansea's dock seem vibrant and busy, which it is even though there are only a couple of dozen boats. I used a classic 1950s Agfa Isolette III with a Solinar lens on this trip.