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I am a son of a retired merchant marine captain. My father started his career in 1965 and one of the first ships he embarked was a Liberty type. Liberty ship type was a very popular type during and after WWII and was the cornerstone of the Greek Maritime Industry that helped the Greek nation to come out of the ashes of the destructive Second World War.
“Hellas Liberty”
One of the 3 last remaining Liberty ships in the world is located at Piraeus port and serves as a Museum. It is called HELLAS LIBERTY. This one that I visited by chance (I didn’t know its existence) was originally named SS Arthur M. Huddell, and was built in Jacksonville.The Huddell was launched Dec. 7, 1943, the second anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In 2008 the decision was made to rehabilitate the ship. The reconstruction was finished in 2010, and since then has become part of a maritime museum in the harbor at Piraeus, near Athens.

I stumbled across the ship while i was trying to find more graffiti to capture within the harbor. I asked if the ship was open for the public (which it was,with no admittance fee) and started taking some photos until I run out of film.


I talked to the guard and he offered to take me down to the engineering room.But since had no more film with me I decided to revisit it in the near future and also bring my son with me to explore it further next week.


Maps Room
Maps Room

Captains Station

View From Command Station

Fire Control

Rudder Angle


Here are 3 articles about the Specific Ship and also the history behind the Liberty Type and their mass production.

Ships Diagram

Emergency Axe

Museum Entrance

Cameras Used 

  • Fujica STX1, Fujinon Lens 50mm f1.9
  • Olympus OM-10, Zuiko 50mm F1.8


  •  Lucky SHD 100 B&W

Street Graffiti, International street art festival Meeting my cam….

Remember that Yashica Electro 35 GSN I recently found in a flea market?
Well I just had to test it. I had shot a few photos within the week , the Lucky SHD100 36 exposures was midway, SOLUTION?
Cut the exposed frames and dump them in Rodinal 1:100. And 60minutes later.

Success IMHO. I like to use LR5 and i wanted to give a dreamy look to them.

But then someting hit me. I did a google search for graffiti at Drapetsona area and i found a nice Article about their story. They are a part of an international graffiti festival that took place June 2014.
I find the article interesting and the photos of the graffities gradual completion nice.Also see them in the article in the colourful edition and then compare them with my proccessing.

The Article   Meeting of Styles

Thanks again for your time, take care.
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Saving Film Cameras from oblivion,what a bargain !

Last Sunday at the local flea market i found 2 film cameras that i just needed to add to my little collection. I always had a crash for the Yashica Electro 35 GSN, since it was a camera that my dad had and i always fancied it’s retro look.

This camera was in such a nice condition shiny that caught my eye. The lens was clear and smooth, since it had a dead battery i took the risk to test it afterwards at home. The price 20 euros was good and the seller through in a Rollei flash unit E15 (no charger unfortunatelly). After putting a DIY 4 LR44  pack the camera came to life. Testing with film on the way.

But then i layed my eyes to a small 50s camera a Halina 35X, Labeled Empire made , 1959, Hong Kong

Shiny clean, but stiff focucing ring, but 5 euros. Classy/Nerdy paperweight? What the heck I will take my chances.

BONUS= Film inside, waiting for update. Also a film to be tested in.

I am a photography enthusiast, that finds any attempt to capture our world on any form, film or digital fascinating.

Dont be afraid to use any means available, such as smartphones, digital of film cameras even a pen and paper.