This is the story of how i met lomography on a cold winters day around 2 years ago.
My first encounter with a lomo camera in real life was with the jack and meg holga and diana cameras that i got to try out on a course i was doing in uni two years back.
we all got a chance to take a few photos with either camera, i took the meg diana out and hunted for a suitable subject, i realised at the time that the photo i had to take with this camera had to be different from what i would normally photograph. i was used to steady, precise, well thought out Images that were meticulously framed. walking around town thinking in this different mindset about photography really stuck with me. the photography i ended up taking was of the back side of a church with its big blank windows and the way the light was reflecting off them seemed just right
I’ll have to admit i did use the viewfinder and i did take a while to think about composition and i even waited for some people to move out of frame! silly of me now i realise but my approach to lomo has changed over the years
Despite working with film since college and being quite used to using film i had never been so excited to see how the photo came out and its something that hasn’t changed over the years I’m still as excited now to develop a roll of film that’s been through my holga.
and i must say I’m a little bit addicted!