Back in’s and’s prime, there was a gruff, opinionated, brilliant, and helpful forum member and photographer named Al Kaplan. He helped me a great deal after I got my first Leica.

When he died in 2010, his family sold mugs and T-shirts to raise money. I’ve kept the mug on my desk ever since.

Silver is better

Silver is better, indeed.

Oh, and here’s one from later that’s actually on film, as it should be.

Silver is Better Al Kaplan mug. Leica MP. HP5.