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The majority of my Lomography friends are in their early 20's. And you know what, that's not why I first came to Lomography, but it's why I'll stay.

Most of my photos have my wife and kids in them, and they always will…

@nessy and kids.

…but I’m proud of this. I love them very much and I love capturing their growth as people.

I do get an inkling of jealousy when I see so many of these photos are of wonderful international images, people traveling. I’m in my mid 30s. The majority of my Lomography friends are in their early 20’s. And you know what, that’s not why I first came to Lomography, but it’s why I’ll stay.

They are all wonderfully open, interesting and clever people. I’ve spent some time this week shooting all over (what I call) boring, old Auckland so that I can send the film to @pussylove who is going to shoot Paris, beautiful, romantic Paris all over the top of the film.

What an exciting collaboration.

Then there is grazie, vicuna, weidong, anomalcaris, elvismartinezsmith, emkei, furn7973, ibkc, the hillariously handled icomewhenieatcaponata (btw, I found a recipe online, hope I’m not in trouble), neanderthalis, tomkiddo and everyone you’ll see listed here, sorry my hands are tired from typing: http://www.lomography.com/homes/adam_g2000/friends. All of you provide great feedback and make the first thing I want to do when I wake be take photos.

Before I started I took this up only to catalogue my little life and those around me, the target of a slightly under middle aged family man. But you know what, you’ve inspired me, and we as a family have done more in two months than in the whole of the year before, we’re already thinking of trips to places further away and you know what, maybe next year we’ll get abroad and the carry on luggage will have nothing in it but cameras.

So maybe the title of this post was inaccurate. I felt old. I don’t now.

Thank you.

Photo by nessy

written by adam_g2000

8 comments

  1. boobert

    boobert

    i thought I was reading my life story. haha... feel you right here @adam_g2000!

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  2. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    ...and there you are, half the way up the world from here. Just goes to show we're all the same people!

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  3. litleandi

    litleandi

    Great article my friend. I too am in my 30s and have only recently started lomo. U r actually one of the people on Lomography community who I am inspired by. So thank you!!! =)

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  4. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @litleandi wow, those are big words. I'm honored, and the feeling is totally mutual!

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  5. asharnanae

    asharnanae

    The same thing happened to me in terms of doing more in my life because of planning and taking photos, and I am 32! It is inspiring to see what younger and older lomographers are doing, and to see what each person is choosing too record.

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  6. tyler_durden

    tyler_durden

    lomo on buddy!! with a lomo-camera we're all 20!! :-)

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  7. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Thanks for the mention (by the way I am 2 years older than you) I have been using film for a very long time with a single camera, but became re-inspired by this site and the boat-load of cameras I bought in the last two years. Film is a great way to document your family. You make Auckland look like a nice place to live or visit.

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  8. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    Well it looks like my entry was inaccurate. While a great deal of my friends are in their twenties, many are my age! I think what I can take from this is that we are a youthful bunch who are enjoying life so much we can't help but record it!

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