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Only In Solitude, Do I Find Myself...?

"Only In Solitude, Do We Find Ourselves". This was the name of a Lomography's Rumble. The sentence has stuck in my mind and the thing with me is: most of my best pictures were taken in those moments when I wander alone.

Photo by saidseni

I like to walk. I like to be by myself. I love Lisbon. And I like to take pictures, of course.

Sometimes I get out of the house with a camera to take a picture of something that I saw when I was on the bus or when I didn’t (I break the rules sometimes…;)) had a camera with me. I don’t know many people that cross a city just for a picture. So, I usually go by myself.

Sometimes I complain about not having company to make this “crazy” walks. But the last times I did it, I understood that I like it. It’s not about the results, it’s the feeling.

And the very last time, I notice it usually ends with good results (in my opinion, of course! ;)).

When a child, I always got entertained by myself. I used to spend so much time playing with my bears, quietly in the bedroom, that my mother used to check if I didn’t leave the house without her notice. :)

Still today, I like to do things by myself. Even if I sometimes complain! ;)

P.S.-Some of you may have also noticed it, wandering around town, taking pictures with a lomo-camera is a great way of meeting new people! :)

written by saidseni

7 comments

  1. panjihardjakaprabon

    panjihardjakaprabon

    totally agree....

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  2. cc-in-paris

    cc-in-paris

    nice article. Don't worry, you're not alone, I keep crossing the city (several cities, really) just to go take a photo of something I saw when passing by... I haven't made any friends like that yet but it sure is fun!

    ps: talvez nos encontremos numa dessas cruzadas por lx.... :D

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  3. blablabla-anab

    blablabla-anab

    I totally understand and I'm exactly the same! Lisbon appears to be full of single people wandering about with a camera :) Tomorrow I'll do exactly that as well. And it feels so good (although I sometimes wouldn't mind some company...)

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  4. amogh

    amogh

    :)

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  5. saidseni

    saidseni

    @blablabla-anab, @cc-in-paris: Ahahah, we have to do a gathering of lone lomographers in Lisbon! ;)) @panjihardjakaprabon, @amogh: Can you join us? ;))

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  6. amogh

    amogh

    :) i live india, but if/when in Lisbon, i'll be looking for that solitude sure :)

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  7. blablabla-anab

    blablabla-anab

    @saidseni e @ cc-in-paris : defintely! just let me know in advance :D if we don't get along we'll just go our lonely ways and shoot some more solitude lomos :)

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