How I met lomography while on a stroll with my dog.
It was a week ago. I was walking down my local shopping strip in Toronto with my dog. It was one of those days where I had no place to be or time to be there, just a couple hours of window shopping. I walked by a window display full of funky coloured cameras in all shapes and sizes. While on the phone with my boyfriend I slowly began to say the word lomo….to which he excitedly finished my sentence….“lomography” …“your at a lomography store”. Unknown to both of us a brand new lomography store had just opened up a month prior and I had no idea what the “F” lomography was. I have always had an interest in the art of pinhole photography. My boyfriend is an avid recreational photographer and I had just learned that lomography was a long time dream of his.
I walked into the store, told my boyfriend goodbye on the phone and spent the next hour looking, asking and learning everything I could about lomography. Having a small amount of photography knowledge I knew this was exactly the photography that I could get really excited about. Immediately the fish eye camera caught my attention and every since that day I am now pining for one. With just 3 weeks to go before christmas it quickly was added to my christmas list. If however it doesn’t show up under my christmas tree I will be first in line on boxing day to get my very own camera and jump into the world of lomography.
The day I get my camera and take my first roll of film will be a very special day. For now I just have to sit tight and wait. I want to learn as much as I can but I also just want to jump in and experiment.
Any tips for a newbie would be much appreciated.
One day I hope to get a Diana but for now I have my heart set on the fish eye. I can’t wait to see the world through a fish eye.