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A Lomowalk With Disdis in Sopelana, Spain

A very short story between 2008, disdis, lomography, panelomo, and 2011.

I was introduced to lomography last 2008. During this year, I was totally awed by the saturated colors and vivid hues produced by lomography cameras. After all the film and camera reviews, the first feature I did was to continue the Interview A Friend Series which was introduced by the lomography community – where a lomographer randomly chooses another one to be interviewed about his analog lifestyle.

Photo by disdis

Disdis was one of the most active lomographers during that time, and until this day – he has continued to show the community his surreal photos and evolve as one of the better lomographers around. Hence, he was naturally a candidate to be interviewed for this series. If you want to know more about Disdis – head on to this interview page.

During that time, I was working and residing in the tiny island of Singapore. Exactly 6961.2 Miles away from Central Bilbao – where I am currently residing. Little did I know that one day, we’ll cross our paths and head to a lomowalk journey somewhere around Sopelana, Spain.

We arranged to meet somewhere around Alhondiga last early March 2011. The first time I saw Disdis, I realized that he was “that” guy wearing the same Lomo Sidekick Bag as I am.

Photo by panelomo

Disdis, Mrs. Panelomo and I drove outside Bilbao on our way to Sopelana. Less than an hour away, we realized that there’s a hidden paradise in Basque Country called La Salvaje. This wild beach is a sight to behold. Although most ideal activities here include swimming, surfing, and hang-gliding – you’ll never realize that it is also a haven for naturism.

Well, this was supposed to be short story, so enough reading – and enjoy the beautiful photos from this journey with Disdis and Mrs. Panelomo.

More photos can be found at Disdis’ latest album entry

Hasta Luego!

written by panelomo


  1. disdis


    It's an honour to be in your blog Jay but it's even better I had the opportunity to meet you both of you! You are sincerely very very nice people!

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  2. cripeka


    hey! why didn´t you tell me? Sopelana, La Salvaje, Arrigunaga, La Galea, this all are my favourite places all over the world!!! Let´s do it again and give me a call!

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