Did you see that the title was full of spoil? It’s kind of the synopsis of that story!
Everything started last march, oh wait wait wait! That’s not true, I told lies in the title! I started photography a few years ago with digital photography… Hey wait that’s false again! All started with one time use cameras. Yeah that’s the correct start of the story. Before I had the money to buy a digital camera, It was common for me to buy one time camera. That was a cheap alternative to no photos.
This was my first picture:
A few years after, I started working and bought my first digital camera then a second one, my first reflex digital camera… It was my everyday friend, always there. I always thought I would finish to buy something like a nikon Dsomething. During that time, I started seeing some strange pictures called “lomo” or something like that… I was amazed by that effect so I started looking after that… Found some photoshop effect and started to apply it a bit too much… I searched and found some cameras and wasn’t sure if I wanted it or not… Like ever, i’m never sure.
The girl that made all this possible
On the 28th of March of this year, my girlfriend gave me that box… I was sure it was a camera inside of it… Don’t know how but I was sure! And that was the Diana F+ CMYK, I directly felt in love with the Lady. This was the only way to be sure I will need it forever! Time after time, it started to replace my Nikon D80 in my bag, the lady was smaller and lighter. My new everyday friend. After a few months, she needed a friend. And I bought the fisheye.. The crazy lomo part of me started to become more and more present. It was kind of an illness.
Five months after I started analog photography again, I sold my digital camera. That was a new era for me… And now I have like 10 differents analog cameras. And can’t live without them!
This is a love for life history!
Just before I sold the digital big boy, I bought that wonderful LC-A+ and he started to be in my bag everyday with the diana. These are I think the cameras I mostly use.
How lomography changed my life? Yeah, that lovely community changed my life, you changed my life. I don’t know really how it cames, but now I started to look the world with a brand new eye. I started to document everything. To write about things I love. To like holidays pictures… A few years ago, I was not comfortable with holidays pictures of myself, I thought I’m not that tourist… But hey, that’s part of the story… It helps me to remember… And I have a goldfish memory:D
Thanks to lomography we organized a meeting in a library… It helped found friends with a common interest. It helped me a lot.. And I’m graceful for that so much!
It’s like a therapy that does not cost as much as a therapist!