This Yashica® Electro 35GX was an impulse buy that I had shipped over from Japan. Made in the 70’s, this charming little rangefinder has a very desirable aesthetic that instantly reminded me of how much I love cameras and photography. Holding this manual shooter in my hands today made me feel connected to one of the things that I adore most. I felt romantic about what this camera has seen and whomever has owned it throughout the years. I thought about the places it’s been and how it has impacted peoples lives by freezing moments and creating memories that surpass time. I haven’t even shot with it yet and already know this will permanently stay in my collection purely for how it makes me feel.