Still Life with a GBD
Suddenly I am happily caught in the life of collecting – pipes, ashtrays, cigars and other aspects of fine-smoking. Here is one of my Ganneval Bondier Donninger Pipes, better known as GBD. This one is stamped “Century”, “London, England”, “1625”.
1949 and 1950
In 1949 Leica produced this Camera – the Leica Leitz IIIc. The next year GBD (Ganneval, Bondier, Donninger) celebrated 100 years of pipe making with this Century 1625 model. Just eight years later I was produced. Today I enjoy and work with these German and British masterpieces.