I was listening to an interview with Alison Krauss on the radio the other day and the interviewer asked her about her fiddle, with reference to the idea that many violinists are incredibly choosy about the instrument that they play. She agreed and told the tale of how she came by her own fiddle (‘playing it is like Christmas’) and that she had no interest in other instruments.
My first reaction was a comparison with my Zeiss Ikon – it remains, for me, the simplest and most intuitive camera I own or have ever used. That probably tells me all I need to know about it.
I did consider writing a piece about the non or mis-application of the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to photography, but concluded that it’s not really relevant to the quick thought here.
Anyway, I’ve enjoyed some of Alison Krauss’ music. Well worth a listen if you don’t know it already.