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…
…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.