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A tweet that got me some new friends!

@awesomesther : "with all the apps etc which can make the photos look like "lomo" but fact is, they are digital. lomo goes way beyond this."

Yes, I tweeted that. And in response, I got some replies from like-minded people, and now we’re virtual friends! Ain’t that amazing?!

How the tweet came about…
Just at the spur of the moment cos I was looking through my friends’ posts on Twitter and their photos are all digitally enhanced to make them look “Lomo”.

Yea I know “Lomo” is like the cool thing now, and everyone wanna be part of it. I am not against taking photos with phones or digicams, I own both as a matter of fact. BUT! If one thinks that, by digitally enhancing some photos and tweaking the colors to make it “Lomo”, makes you “cooler” you can’t be more wrong!

To me, Lomo is about experimenting and getting your hands “dirty” and actually going back to basics. And also, that excitement I found I could have, when I hand my rolls to the lab and the anticipation of waiting for it be to processed and there is the excitement when I get to hold them in my hands and see… “Ah! the fruits of my labour!”

Now, that’s something you’ll not get with digital cameras or phones.

Photo by awesomesther

written by awesomesther

5 comments

  1. duckduckninja

    duckduckninja

    I think the whole digital 'Lomo' effect thing is very much comparable to buying expensive designer jeans that are pre-faded and have holes in them. Why would anyone ever do that?

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  2. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    @duckduckninja Well, I mean, I have an iPhone, I've a few of the "Lomo-effects" apps which are fun, convenient, and I got them before I started the real thing. And yes, those digital photos cost virtually nothing to take, and see the end result and you get it in an instant, but the whole "feel" of the real lomo/analogue photography is about the details, the process of enjoying the whole thing, winding the film, waiting for the film to develop. I guess, they don't understand that feeling of doing it the analogue way. :(

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  3. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    And, no I've no issues with people using those apps or photoshop or whatever to make their photos look like lomo, but the effects are applied "uniformly" on the photos and the results are predictable. It's not the same as the real thing. And they can upload it and share it anywhere. Like Facebook, Flickr whatever. Just not HERE! T_T

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  4. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    To me digital "lomo" is just... passionless and lacking in romance. It is like taking your wife or husband of 25 years to McDonalds for your 25th anniversary. It's like going to the Prom with your Mom as your date. It's like walking to the mail box and saying, "There, I've scaled Mt. Everest."

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  5. awesomesther

    awesomesther

    @rav_bunneh Yea it's an alternative, but never as good as the real thing. Not even close. :)

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