Probably time to do this (having initially lurked and now merrily joined in a few threads!). Londoner born and bred. Living here now (with some stops in between). Been keen on photography since I was little kid. Camera trajectory, excluding point and shoots (drum roll)..... - Canon AE-1 (great camera) - Canon EOS 1000 (technological marvel for it's time!) - Canon IX7 (APS SLR, horrrible, horrible, horrible. Worst camera I have ever owned. Not a single print left.) - Leica M6 (Loved it. Regret selling it.) - Canon EOS 300D (Can you see a theme developing? Sold the Leica to finance the purchase. Probably a mistake but I was a digital convert.) - Canon EOS 350D (Had some money. Body was all black and better built.) - Canon 5D (Hoorah - a sensor the same size as film. I maintain this is one of the best and most important cameras ever made. Won't ever sell it.) - Panasonic G1 (Love it. The 5D has been sadly neglected). I used to dabble in the darkroom and now I struggle with Lightroom and Nik plug-ins. I just completed a shot a day project (all posted on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/benobryan/) which was really rewarding and has re-invigorated me. I like street photography (not very good at it) and what I would call observational photography (geometric patterns, light and shadow, quirky aspects). Can't abide shooting or looking at classical chocolate box landscapes (but do love the simple stuff that isolates certain aspects - thanks Uncle Ansel!). Micro Four Thirds gear: G1 17 (sold) 20 14-45 45-200 OM adaptor (with 24 2.8, 50 1.8 and 50 macro) OM tilt shift adaptor 4/3 adaptor (adapted Hexanon 40 1.8) Why am I shooting Micro Four Thirds? It's small, I can carry it everywhere and I am in love with the live histogram. Oh yes, and I can buy cheap lenses from eBay rather than expensive L and Zeiss glass! That's probably enough (I can hear that snoring in the back!).