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

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Credits: kamiraze

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)

Credits: kamiraze

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.

Credits: kamiraze

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 on 2010-12-06

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!

  2. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

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

  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.

  4. pietrone
    pietrone ·

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

  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.

  6. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    niecly wriiten!

  7. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

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

  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 ! : )

  9. coolsigg
    coolsigg ·

    LCA+ ftw!

  10. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Very cool images & story!

  11. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    well done =)

  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.

  13. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    Great one! :DD

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    long live analogue!

  15. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    hehe nice story!

  16. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

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