I started to discover Lomography back then in 2008. When I went to my friend’s room, Faisal, and was amazed by the astonishing colour and super vivid picture of his Lomo wall. I thought that he is a professional photographer. But then, he told me about Lomography and those pictures were taken using a film camera, from the Soviet Union era, LCA. Later I googled what is LCA, and fall in love in first sight.
In 2009, I took Lomography as the topic for my Presentation Skills class. Faisal lent me 4 Lomography cameras – LCA, Actionsampler, Colorsplash and Holga. This is the start where I learned from zero on how to load films, the types of the films, what is cross process, types of cameras and many more. It turns out that the lecturer and members of floor enjoyed my presentation. I was so pleased and realized that I need to have my own camera.
Few months later, I owned my first film camera, Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim (UWS). Although this camera was not a Lomography camera, it was the cheapest in town and the pictures got vignette effect which resembles the LCA. This was my first roll
For some reason, I find out that using a point-and-shoot camera did not amuse me anymore. I bought my first manual control camera, Lomo Smena 8m and without been realized, I’m addicted to Lomography. However, my passion to own a LCA was not being washed away. I bought Olympus XA2 as the replacement for LCA because as a student, I can’t afford the LCA/LCA+ camera. For the mean time, I was pleased with XA2.
Day by days, I started to collect many film cameras. From the rangefinder, Yashica Electro 35 GSN, to the TLR, Lubitel 2 and the newest member in family, Sprocket Rocket. I hope one day, I can own my first LCA or LCA+, and of course, with the wide lens kits hehe
Thanks for reading. Lomo on!