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Pale memories from childhood

Not so long time ago while I was clearing-up my old room in parent's apartment I found old albums with a lot of pictures from my childhood. I started to leaf through dusty pages and became stunned up by surging emotions. Before it I find it hard to remember my childhood because these memories are blocked by my subconscious because of some sad things happend there. But these photos helped me to remember only bright and happy moments of times when I was young.

Actually the first photos where you can see me were taken with the same camera I use now. It’s 60 years old Smena 1. My grandpa bought it as engagement gift to my grandma. And only because of my really great grandfather I felt in love with idea of lomography.

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He was and is only photographer in our family and shooted stunning pics (my mum was his best model).

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Almost every summer we visited my another grandparents who were living in small town near Nizhy Novgorod. And it was amazing times. Sunny days, green grass and pure happiness of simplicity of life. We swam in Volga, herded goats and do nothing.

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Sometimes we went to Black sea. To be burned up with south scorching sun, to lie on beaches like medusas and to visit my cousins.

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Moreover I found this really strange and remarkable pic for me. After this sliding on inflatable “hill” I got a big scar which you can see on my elbow even now.

Photo by betterthanelvis

As you could see I was always with my blood brother. We had a lot of fun together for which we were punished by my mum and dad.

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But time flies, we getting older and science does not stand still. After my mum bought digital camera my analog childhood was stopped. But anyway I have a lot of soulful pictures. Below the last photo of me taken with our toy film camera.

Photo by betterthanelvis

By the way, I guess every person from Russia the same ages with me have such kind of awkward photos from his childhood (especially with such a plastic car). I was too young and was afraid of old professional cameras which produce loud noise while shooting (now I love the sound though).

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written by betterthanelvis

9 comments

  1. tak_nie

    tak_nie

    Oh, I like this so much.

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  2. pedrogalvez

    pedrogalvez

    Well done! I like it!

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  3. 134340

    134340

    great blog!

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  4. betterthanelvis

    betterthanelvis

    @tak_nie, @pedrogalvez, @134340, thanks for likes and comments, my friends. I'm grateful.

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  5. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Wonderful blog, and your mother is beautiful!

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  6. plyshbel

    plyshbel

    Здорово! Планирую сделать что-то похожее после окончания грандиозного рескана семейного архива слайдов на Орвохроме!
    Great! I'm gonna do smth. like that after ending big rescan of family slide archive in Orwochrome!

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  7. betterthanelvis

    betterthanelvis

    @plyshbel, благодарю (:

    Жалко, что мои родственники все пленки повыкидывали (немного завидую тем, у кого в семье более бережно к фотографиям и пленкам относились), остались только одни принты, которые поело время, а многие еще к тому же намертво к альбомам приклеены. Но сейчас у меня появился новый сканер, который толстые книги возьмет. Хоть что-то.

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  8. pavel_px

    pavel_px

    палка о двух концах))) когда нет плёнок, грустно. а когда их много, боишься, что всю жизнь проведёшь за сканером)))

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  9. betterthanelvis

    betterthanelvis

    @pavel_px, я итак всю жизнь перед монитором сижу. Хотя это и плохо, но не так страшно.

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