I used to have the mobile phone with the best camera on it. Always took the most useless photo’s, according to others. I enjoyed myself with the not-so-serious shots. Because those shots still make me smile and remember the time better than anything. Lomography took over that job!
I love old stuff. I feel like stuff that is designed way back is usually proper build and more reliable. A plus is not having a computer interfering with what you want. Perfect example is my 1974 Honda Dax. Old piece of simple, analogue technology but it still works. My dad’s analogue camera collection all still click.
Then a friend showed a site with the Fisheye on it! I knew I wanted it right away, no matter what! It was just way to cool and mind boggling for me to let this pass. I enjoy every moment with that funny, shiny, little thing. I didn’t knew what I was doing, but that was the best part. I didn’t care in a way, but I was always curious what would come out. I enjoy surprises and this created 24 to 36 surprises every week (at least :P)
The drawback on the Fisheye is it’s hungry eye. It needs tons of light, so lots of photo’s (still) are severely underexposed. I bought the LC-A+ in the Berlin Shop on a holiday. I also had to send my Fisheye no. 2 Chromiac edition back for Flasher repair/replacement. That took ages to get arranged (Thank you Jozef Fecko!!) so I spend a lot of time with my new favorite: Mother, the LC-A+
That was a new boost! Every picture worked out, as long as you give her the time she asks for. I could do anything I wanted without worrying about badly exposed film. From that moment on I really fell in love with Lomography. Lomography is what I do. I carry my camera everywhere I go. Always busy looking for an image. Always having something to do, like writing down idea’s, or practicing being a statue for a long exposure. It tought me to enjoy the little things again. It fulfills my recording desire. That’s why Lomography is sacred in a way to me.
I don’t care for digital anymore. If I wanted a nice picture of the Eifel tower or whatever, I’ll search the internet for the best quality possible. There is no way I can achieve that perfect shot. I can however give it my own twist. Being there and “doing my thing”. And that is what it’s all about. The happiness it creates for you.
Lomography oozes this feeling. Now I come to think of it, can I work for LSI? I heard something about a shop opening in Amsterdam? Need some help?