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You Know You're Addicted to Lomography When...

Picture me, staring at the Photo Lab Clerk in the nearest Walgreens Store. It's almost midnight, and I'm tapping my foot, waiting for the lady to hand me my fresh cross processed negatives. I've come to realize, like I'm sure most of you have (or are about to), I am seriously addicted to Lomography.

Photo by reneg88

So on my way back home with my freshly developed rolls, [which now, at 3:21am, I have finished scanning, and will be publishing in the next few days] I started thinking about details, that might help you realize when you’ve come to be a Lomo Addict.

Photo by reneg88

You are a Lomo Addict if any of the following apply (these are in no specific order):

  • You own more than 5 Lomography cameras, and still browse the shop looking for your next one.
  • You own 2 or more of the same cameras, just because they’re in different colors (or clone styles).
  • You check your Lomohome at least 10 times a day.
  • You wait for your rolls to be developed, without leaving the store/lab.
  • You constantly stay up past 2am scanning your negatives.
  • You constantly bring up Lomography/Films/Analog Cameras randomly into conversations.
  • You eagerly check every single morning to see if you were Photo of the Day, or LomoHome of the Day.
  • You reached over 1,000 photos in your LomoHome in less than a year.
  • You’re up at 3:30am writing a blog about Lomography.
  • You know who are the people who run every site of Lomography and the section each one of them is in charge of.
  • You refresh the Lomography Facebook page every 3 minutes waiting for coupons when they reach whatever thousand fans.
  • You pull an all-nighter just so you won’t miss those coupons.
  • You cry if your film roll comes out blank when developed.
  • You include Lomography in your Tumblr, Flickr, Facebook, or any other Social Network you belong to.
  • You have a Lomography T-shirt.
  • You write “Lomo” or “Lomography” in your notebooks, in the sand, in light painting, or in any other surface.
  • Your Home Page is Lomography.com
  • You get seriously upset when you don’t win a rumble you thought you would.
  • You name Lomography cameras out loud when watching a movie and you see a scene you think would make a great photo with that camera.

These are all the “symptoms” I could come up with. Help me make this list bigger! Tell me what makes YOU a Lomo Addict!

written by reneg88


  1. disdis


    hi, i'm disdis and I'm addicted! hahaha

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  2. pussylove


    So so so true!!!!!!
    Another one: You feel naked going out without your lomo even if it's to buy bread at the local store next door!

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  3. kerpella


    @pussylove Haha! Good one!

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  4. antibiotyx


    haha! funny list, rene!

    i bet others have more to add. here's mine:

    * you have tons of lomo piggies in your piggy bank that need to be spent
    * you tirelessly document all your trips and write/submit lomo location articles
    * you thank everyone who likes your photos
    * you hoard films!!!
    * you deprive yourself from buying new shirts or shoes in order to buy slide and 120 films
    * you click on the "Random Photo" button and like as many photos as you can

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  5. t0m7


    haha, you got me! :-D

    next point:
    - your fridge contains more film than food :-D

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  6. eva_eva


    yes you are right. im one of the lomo addict too! and glad that im not the only one :P

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  7. fabyen


    or... you buy a fridge especillay for your films :D

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  8. wilfbiffherb


    thought you may have massive amounts of film ebay is still your weakness!

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  9. jandra


    @pussylove I have this problem!!!! and of course, I'm a lomoaddict too!!!
    next point: you are working and every 5 minutes you look your lomohome....I do ;P

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  10. pietrone


    I AM addicted!! and proud to be!!

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  11. susielomovitz


    Hello... my name is Susie Lomovitz and I am addicted to Lomography... (like disdis and some others I know...)

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  12. pulex


    im with you!!! hardcore addictet to lomography wich also made me an ebay addcit..like a junkie out for his next shot im checkin every 2nd hand platform for films and cameras! several times a day!!

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  13. adrienne-is


    I've got the fever too!! Nice article.

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  14. amyrose


    I know I'm addicted because- if I drop off a film to be developed before work, I don't get any work done until I get it back.

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  15. gnarlyleech


    Wow dude. I thought I was the only person in the world who did things like that. Its nice to be part of a community with others who feel the same way I do. I just translated 20 articles this week. lol

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  16. reneg88


    hahaha @everyone i'm LOVING the feedback! keep it growing! we need to make it the official lomo addict handbook! =D

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  17. quaisoir


    great article rene! oh yeah we're all lomo addicts, 'nuf said. Can add another one... were always excited when something new arrives in the online shop. Sometimes even ordering it straight away! Haha... I did that when the Diana Mini was launched and the LCA Instat Back! :P

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  18. mikahsupageek


    Hi, I'm Mikah and I'm also a LOMO addict ! in my case at least 10 of those are applied !
    great article rene !

    this one is dedicated to @geltona who got me thinking and made me have a similar dream.
    *when you dream of taking a photo or processing film

    *when you randomly in the middle of the night get up to write down an idea for a cool lomo project
    *when you have your lomo around your neck even on a day with the shittiest weather and you know you won't take any pictures, but you still carry it JUST IN CASE !
    *when you spread the the lomo fever on to others who end up turning addicts like yourself

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  19. ck_berlin


    Film, film, film. I need film. Do u have some film for me. Only one roll. I will give it back next week. Please. I need it realy....
    Oh - what for a nice vintage camera. Do you still need it? Can I hold them? Only a minute....

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  20. mariadelmar


    Great article Rene! I would also like to add my own:
    *when not only YOUR fridge has more film than food, but you've taken over your parent's fridge as well. (Making sure I'm stocked up whenever I go visit)
    *when you can't decide which camera to take when you leave the house and you end up taking both of them.... or maybe 3

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  21. brittany


    Awesome article. Although for me... nothing's better than staying up till 3am drinking wine and smoking like 8 cigarettes while scanning negatives haha

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  22. azzzy



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  23. spoeker


    haha so true, every single one of them!! The only thing I'm missing is a lomo-shirt ;)

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  24. vicuna


    well, I confess it, I'm a LOMO ADDICT and feel good about it !!! :))))

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  25. azabanana


    hi, i'm aza. i'm a lomo addict. lomo is the new black!

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  26. stickyvinny


    Uh oh... Haha
    Haha great article! I'm loving the comments too!

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  27. vandal


    omg...i'm addicted...how can i stop it ??? i wasted all my money on film and camera's again :)))

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  28. coca


    hahaha great article!!! as a lomo addict, my dream is to have a room full with all types of film :)))

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  29. larahacefotos


    hi, i'm larahafotos and i'm addicted too... :)
    great article reneg88

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  30. mandecster


    i'm a lomo addict!!haha

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  31. troch


    Me too, and one to add:
    You own four identical Holgas so you can load each with a different film. (masking tape indentifiers a help).

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  32. lomollete


    "Hello I'm Diego..."
    "Helloooo Diegooo"
    "...and I'm a Lomoaddict"
    *Clap clap clap clap clap*

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  33. sonya1980


    When you are planning a trip and the only thing in your lugagge list is: lomocams and films

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  34. natalieerachel


    When all you think about is film, cameras, how many piggies you've saved, wherever you are. When you eat, sleep, swim, work, etc....


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  35. daniellesnow


    so this is a bit off topic but...i was just wondering how you get your film cross processed at walgreens..i've gone to cvs and they won't do it no matter how hard i beg...i read a tipster about putting fake labels on the film rolls...is that what you do? any tips would help, i take too many pictures and am a cross processing addict :)
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  36. sergio_m


    well this list....doesnt make me lomograpy addict at all :P

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  37. lomorosie


    I take mine to the bathroom with me...
    Do I need help?

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  38. angelc5


    haahaaa I've only had my mini and been a lomo for about 3-4 weeks and already I can tick most of those!

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  39. maria_vlachou


    * when Film is your new currency, e.x. pay the telephone bill = 74,5 F .....

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  40. mikeman85


    Oh yeah, I have already come to terms with my photography addiction. I own many different lomo cameras, a few vintage cameras, some nice SLRs and have a newly acquired Sprocket Rocket making its way to me as I type this. I have dedicated an entire drawer as a "photography / lomography" storage center where I save all my lomo packaging. Yes, I even save all the wonderful amazing packaging Lomo painstakingly designs. Being a graphic designer, I know how much work goes into making those beautiful, wonderful creations. I can not, will not throw them away. In fact, the majority of space on top of my drawer is covered with photography / lomography related items.

    In a nutshell, I love photography and I am addicted to lomography.

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  41. rake


    Some days I need a lomography intervention.
    Actually everyday I need a Lomography intervention.

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  42. nivo


    another addict over here!!!
    Here's another, dreaming of buying all kinds of film and the happiness you feel it's sooo big, that when you wake up you actually feel the most profound disappointment it was all a dream...

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  43. lomolover16

    Hi, my names Avanthi and I'm addicted to Lomography :D
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  44. dida



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  45. dida


    that's lomo love :)

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