Like a hangover (how I got into Lomography)

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When I read the competition where we had to write how we discovered/got into/became addicted etc to lomography I came onto the blog straight away and was eager to take part. Then I quickly realised I had absolutely nothing to say. Like I literally don’t know how all of this happened. I can only liken it to when I have had a drink (or should I say multiple drinks) on a night out and I wake up with false eyelashes glued to my knees, some questionable kebab meat by my bed and some horrific text messages in my outbox. The parts where I removed the eyelashes/ate the kebab/sent the texts have disappeared from my memory completely and all I have left is the hangover. Not that a hangover is a negative experience for me however, no no no – I rather enjoy it. And that is how Lomography is for me, like a hangover which has built up over the last 2 years. I can definitely remember that in January 2009 I had never heard of this movement and certainly had never been on this website but I saw a Diana F+ in a shop and knew that I needed to have it. I purchased it shortly afterwards and took a few B&W snaps in the garden with my fiance.

Credits: fletchinski84

That experience was April 2009. I am unsure what happened between then and now, hence the hangover. Over these 18 months I have collected several cameras, had a blast taking photos and become an active member of the lomography community but the bit in between is still a complete blur. I can remember going to Jersey in July 2009 and not doing a great deal of lomography (and I wasn’t even registered on this website), to going to Berlin in March 2010 and doing loads of lomography (even calling in at the gallery store to purchase a Diana Mini with flash package – a purchase which I have never regretted).

Those 8 months or so in between the 2 holidays however are a complete blur of choosing films/developing/buying more equipment/learning how to operate it and so on. I can only liken it to being drunk and trying to remove my eyelashes, eat a kebab and send some text messages.

Even me and the Diana F+ are now best pals. . . . .

Credits: kneehigh85

written by kneehigh85 on 2010-12-05

3 Comments

  1. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    very nice story! i like the analogy. ;)

  2. squamy
    squamy ·

    Lovely story :D

  3. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    we are Lomojunkies :P