"Stanley Kubrick left school in the mid-1940s and became a professional photographer for Look magazine. In fact, as a teenager, he was the youngest staff photographer the magazine ever employed. He began with a plate camera and then moved on to the 2.25 format.
In the early 1950s he moved over to 35mm SLR cameras and never looked back. He probably had more cameras than shirts and though he sometimes dallied with other makes Nikon was always his preferred system.
I only ever knew him to defer to two people on matters photographic: Geoffrey Crawley, one time editor of the BJP*, and Gray Levett and the Grays of Westminster gang down in Pimlico who continue to give us an unrivalled service".
"Straight off, Churton Street is the wrong address.
Where should they be, I hear you ask? The answer is obvious, Harley Street.
With the kind of specialist care and advice that is Grays hallmark, there should be a waiting room with old copies of Punch and Country Life.
On a serious note, one doesnt just shop at Grays of Westminster, youre made welcome and served by people who know and care equally for the Nikon product and their valued customers. And whether youre buying a filter or the latest camera body the help and courtesy will be at the same high and all too rare level.
This extraordinary mixture of kindness and knowledge puts every other shop, camera or otherwise, to shame.".