For those of you who read this interview with @panelomo (http://www.lomography.com/magazine/lifestyle/2010/07/18/my-friend-mochilis) and for those of you who didn't... here comes the extended version!
As I told many times before, I’ve been a passionate for photography for more than I can remember, so I think that definitely Lomography was made for me… even though I hadn’t met it yet.
For my friends and family I was “the one who took a camera always with her”, so in every excursion, dinner or party, they could relax and don’t think about taking pics, as I was doing it for them. During high school years I admit I forgot a bit about this wonderful hobby but then, suddenly, I read something in a magazine that caught my attention: colorful cameras which had four objectives instead of one… and amazing results!! I focused on finding them until I discovered some Supersamplers in some stationery store in Zaragoza but, unfortunately I was still studying so I couldn’t buy them. I gradually forgot about them and the shop stopped selling…
Things got better (or worse) when I got my first digital camera as, apart of asking me to take millions of photos, my friends could see, criticize and tell me to delete them or take one photo after another until they were happy with them. I also thought that taking lots of pictures until I got the “perfect” or “chosen” one wasn’t right or original and I soon got bored. But I kept shooting digital, because I still trusted photography had something else for me!
Around this digital-bored days I re-discovered Lomo when I, almost simultaneously, read another article (in the same magazine!!!) about Lomography, including short interviews to many lomographers, and found a shop in Sevilla that sold Fisheyes. “That’s it”, I thought, “now I remember…” Unfortunately (again) the shop was closed and I was leaving Sevilla next morning.
But now that I finally knew the names of those fantastic cameras I wasn’t letting them go! I searched the internet and found, among lots of lomo-information, a shop that sold them in Zaragoza!!! And I was working, so I could buy one, and rolls, and get them developed!!!!
That’s how, two years ago, I bought my first lomo, a Supersampler and I’ve been gradually turning crazy ever since.
Six months later I bought my Fisheye in Madrid and I took its underwater case from Milan just before the summer holidays.
One year ago I bought my Diana Mini in a trip to Porto.
This summer I rescued my uncle’s old Yashica 35 GL and bought a Disderi Robot Camera.
October was the Holga month – and I suppose 2011 will be the Holga year, I love it so much!
And finally, two days ago I bought my L-CA+ and can’t wait for getting it!!!!
PS: all the photos posted here are the first shots with each one of my cameras. I know they are not so good, but they are so special…