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Even though I (used to) LIKE digital photography, I LOVE analogue photography!

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?

Kamiraze

written by kamiraze

16 comments

  1. recurving

    recurving

    Love this paragraph: " 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." – and of course the rest of it, but to this stood out… great blog entry!

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  2. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    @recurving :D thank you very much! You just made my day :)

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  3. samguino

    samguino

    +1 @recurving - great blog entry! Particularly love the last part of that paragraph: "Being there and “doing my thing”. And that is what it’s all about. The happiness it creates for you." Sums it up perfectly.

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  4. pietrone

    pietrone

    i totally agree with you!!! i love all the old camera and film too!!!

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  5. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    The Fisheye is what I started with! I couldn't believe how cute it was and I just HAD to have it. Now my collection is growing and my money is shrinking. I don't care though. Developing this film is like a lesson on slowing down and relaxing. And it's a little present every time I look at the CD when I get it back from the shop. It's fantastic.

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  6. azzzy

    azzzy

    niecly wriiten!

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  7. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    nice article, I totally agree with you on the digital thing, and I love your LCA shots :)

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  8. stouf

    stouf

    Great indeed ! Some people tell me that I take the 'most useless photos' too... No worries, you can be proud of your self ! : )

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  9. coolsigg

    coolsigg

    LCA+ ftw!

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  10. mylatehope

    mylatehope

    Very cool images & story!

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  11. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    well done =)

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  12. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    hehe If you get a job at lsi you can hook me up with a job too. :3 Though i doubt there will ever be a Lomography Hawaii.

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  13. renaishashin

    renaishashin

    Great one! :DD

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  14. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    long live analogue!

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  15. eatcpcks

    eatcpcks

    hehe nice story!

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  16. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    Wauw, thank you all so much :D
    Thanks for the compliments!
    And just one more to show my gratitude: Thanks!

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