Cameras and photos are two things I really like. I love developing by myself, I love thinking about what to shoot, yes take pictures of your life, of what happens around you, but still remember, there are certain rules to art, the golden cut et cetera. To play with this, to try and get the right and perfect pictures is what i enjoy.
I got a Diana mini from my parter, before that I had a lot of other analogue cameras but the diana was diffferent and i love it. He had a fish eye 2, and now a LC-A+ as well. We both enjoy taking pictures and bringing our cameras with us whereever.
So when i saw that lomography has a facebook page i got very excited. I went there and obviously liked the page. I checked it more than once daily to see updates and to see what other people took pictures of, and to be frank i was a little disappointed. Many of the pictures were uploaded so many times that when you had gotten to picture 10.000 you just couldnt be arsed to see any more, because you expected it to be repeats all over.
People also took pictures that in my oppinion arent good. Personally i dont claim that all my pictures are good, i know a lot of them are shit, but then i dont upload them for all to see, i delete them or just keep them for myself. Just because you CAN upload does not mean you HAVE TO.
But what annoyed me the most was iphone. There are so many pictures on the website taken by iphone. I have an iphone and i have the app called hipstamatic. It is supposed to take pictures that look like the lomography ones, however it is a DIGITAL CAMERA! and with a website that is analogue love, that is so much for the whole idea of films, it is just annoying me limitless to see those iphone pictures, that are there, and that so many people like them. I think they are good, as said i have them myself, but it has nothing to do on that site. It has nothing to do with analogue photography and i get rather depressed when i see so many people praising a digital camera when they claim to love analogue, and that they dont even notice the difference!
I think that all you analogue lovers out there should rethink it again. Experimenting is great, taking so many good pictures is awesome, however, showing everything off to others might not be needed, why not just post the successfull and exeptional pictures? and please only the ones that are truely analogue.
Please leave a comment with what you think :)
written by tinalynge on 2011-01-07