First blog entry! A start to a tracking of my cameras and the films I was working with, beginning with an old Ricoh LX25 point and shoot I found in my mothers sewing cupboard... WITH A FILM INSIDE
So, a while ago, somewhere near the beginning of 2012 I began my university career, and with that; a simultaneous new passion called Analogue Photography.
I’d ordered my first lomo’s (Action Sampler and Fisheye One, OH YEAH) but just couldn’t wait for them to arrive in the post. So I began to do a little digging through my household and fell across and old Ricoh I remember taking on camp with me in junior school. I got an even bigger delight when I discovered an old, seemingly un-used film in the back.
Into my backpack it went and it came everywhere with me – taking photos of things I thought may look fun. Mostly it ended up taking photos of my campus and silly pictures of daily life. But when I finally had the spool developed, I discovered all my pictures were what I considered at the time to be ruined. Every single one had double exposed over pictures taken during my 7th school year in 2006.
Soon I started realizing the beauty in this disaster, since I had uncovered pictures of people who had passed and memories that had been forgotten and they had been merged with the life I was living now. And magic was made.
Stockings and grandmothers:
Cousins and monsters on my bed
Universities and old classroom walls
Friends and Greek columns
And things I can’t quite make out
But I was hooked. I now own 14 analogue cameras; ranging from Baldi’s made in 1952, Canon SLRs made in 1971 and some fun ones like underwater cameras and obviously my lomographies. Photography is now a part of my life, and every new camera and every new spool in an exciting adventure..