The Zeiss Ikon Contessa – A Unique 1950s Foldable Camera

  A Nashville-based photographer, Benjamin Perlin has a passion for traditional film cameras and enjoys exploring darkroom techniques in creating images. Among the traditional cameras Benjamin (“Ben”) Perlin owns is a 1955 Zeiss Ikon Contessa that he purchased at a bookseller’s stand. One of the more unconventional cameras of its era, the Contessa has a…

Three Tips for Better Sparring in Martial Arts

Benjamin “Ben” Perlin volunteers for multiple charities and organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Tennessee State Veterans Home. Outside of his volunteer efforts, Benjamin Perlin practices karate and is close to earning his black belt. Whether you are just starting out in martial arts, or on track to become a…