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There is so little presence for Lomography here in Auckland, I want to find out if people would be keen to make something more of what limited group there is!

There is a site, called meetup dot com or something, with a lomography group on it, getting virtually no traction. I’m wondering if enough local lomographers in Auckland would be interested in getting together. As we are a small community we could find strength in numbers.

We could do what meetups do and find cool places to go, but we can also enable ourselves to do more. We could swap film, I don’t mean in the traditional sense, I mean expired film we’ve acquired, to get more variation in our collections. We could pitch in to bulk buy from ebay.com lowering the cost of importing film and getting it cheaper than we otherwise can. We can stop bidding against each other on trade me and help each other, share large batches etc.

If you are interested, comment here. I’m not sure how the group currently on meetup will go, but we can at least watch it or sort something out.

With anticipation of putting some faces to names, Adam signing off!

JUST ADDED! I’M STARTING TO GET REQUESTS FOR THE FACEBOOK GROUP, PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE ME THE NAMES YOU’LL BE REQUESTING UNDER OR OTHERS NAMES YOU’VE SENT THERE SO I CAN INITIALLY SCREEN NEW MEMBERS.

written by adam_g2000

16 comments

  1. soopamon

    soopamon

    Hey Adam, great idea! Unfortunately I have since relocated to Sydney but have forwarded your idea onto another friend of mine who loves lomo and is still in Aucks :)

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  2. gypsyr0se

    Theres afew Lomoholics in Welly, the ones that came up to take the diana F+ classes last year.. Wendy (wlg) suggested we swap films and process over each others images, bulk buys sounds great too. I know of 4 lomographers in Akl s - G
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  3. amytam

    amytam

    This is a great idea! I know a few people that are interested in lomography! Ever consider doing something on facebook (just because it is so easily accessible by everyone)?

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  4. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @gypsyr0se @amytam thanks for responding! Who organised the Diana F+ classes? Facebook is a good start, I'll see what I can do next week with it. So by the sounds of it there are at least 7 or 8 people who would be interested. If that is the case, there are a couple of shops that sell the cameras, I could approach them to help with a venue for a meetup or something. I could also perhaps approach Lomography.com for some assistance. I figure if they aren't going to have a shop here, then they owe us some support! ;)

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  5. amytam

    amytam

    sounds great! i'm trying to round up some friends :)

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  6. antheaw

    antheaw

    Hey guys! Count me in! Meetup.com charges fees to have and coordinate a group. Facebook is a way better option on account of being free. I have a few friends I've been coaching into lomography, and did a talk at Auckland barcamp last year on lomography which got a bit of interest. So I think I could bring along a few others too. Yeah the workshops with Sean and Wendy last year were good, they were done as part of the Diana world tour. If we were catching up during the day, I kind of know the manager at the golden dawn so we could look into going back there, if the camera store idea doesn't work out. Way keen!
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  7. thefinalcoda

    thefinalcoda

    I'm honestly surprised to see other Aucklanders on here. Sounds like a worthy venture, really. I am curious to see what becomes of that Facebook idea.

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  8. odax

    odax

    How about you just make a closed group on Facebook (that way people can find it, but they have to ask to join... or something). Then we can all join it, and it'd be like a forum, we can post links to stuff, discuss things, and even create events and such. It's be the easiest option, and it's free.

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  9. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @gypsyr0se @amytam @antheaw @thefinalcoda @odax Thanks for your interest guys, I've set up the facebook page, so why not go there and register your interest and I'll let you in. Thanks @odax for the specific instructions on the closed group. Once people are in I'll figure out how to use it and we'll figure out where to next. @antheaw I like your approach and suggestion of venue. I reckon that could be a goer! Facebook should provide us with an easier method of communication so we'll head over there. This is the link I think http://www.facebook.(…)0078810437/ but I called the group Auckland Lomography so it should be findable.

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  10. amytam

    amytam

    Done! I've also forwarded the link to my friend who is also very interested in lomography. Her name is Jeannie Lan.

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  11. linnykins

    linnykins

    Oh cool! I seem to have stumbled upon the Auckland group. Hi! :)

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  12. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @gypsyr0se, @linnykins, @odax, @thefinalcoda, @antheaw, guys if you haven't go to and request entry here http://www.facebook.(…)0078810437/ I've been in contact with LSI headquarters and have some vague but possibly interesting news!

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  13. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @kerpella thanks for the like - don't forget to go here and sign up! http://www.facebook.(…)0078810437/

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  14. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    Wish you all the best Lomo NZ! Kudos to you @adam_g2000

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  15. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @superkulisap thanks!

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  16. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    good luck adam_g2000. Weedos and I have started something similar for Alberta lomographers and our first event is coming up this month. "If you build it, they will come"

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