My first best pic came from my second roll of film that I shot through my LCA. It came after reading some tips and tricks on the old lomography site and hopping into my art studio to play a bit.
My wife bought me my first LCA after reading an article on these cool little “art/spy” cameras in some magazine. I actually had the camera for a year and only shot one roll through it, finding that the shots were okay…but they didn’t blow my socks off.
It wasn’t until I was kind of bored one day and logged onto lomography.com and set up my lomohome, that my eyes were opened up wide to the possibilities ahead. I was blown away at all the cool shots that I saw people creating with the LCA…and just couldn’t fathom why theirs were so different from mine. Granted I had only shot one roll so far…but the difference between those shots and what I was seeing on the lomo site was enough for me to stop and take notice.
I found my way to the “Tips & Tricks” section and learned how lomographers were making double exposures, and I also learned about the then mysterious “Cross Processing.”
This blew me away. I immediately ran to my local lab and picked up some Fuji Sensia film, came home, loaded my LCA, and headed into my art studio to play. I just started grabbing whatever I could find and placing the objects around to shoot. This shot has a mask that I bought way back when I was in the 7th grade. I bought it at Disneyland in the 70’s and it is one of the highest quality masks I have ever seen. It is rather funny that this shot was up first on my old lomohome and many people thought it was an actual picture of me. Yikes. haha
I rewound the film, reloaded it, and the next day headed for Portland, OR. (The bridge in this shot is the infamous “Steel Bridge” in Portland.) I doubled the entire roll, really not knowing what to expect. Almost my entire roll came out and this shot really launched me into years of obsession and love with Lomography.