How I fell in love and found lomography on a trip to Amsterdam.
It was august 2009 (yes, I’m a newbie) when I joined two of my good male friends and their friend on a trip to Amsterdam. I had been interested in their friend ever since I met him two months before and had been chatting with almost 24/7 to get to know each other. I was head over heels in love with him.
This guy, Alex, had a little black plastic camera that made an adorable “click” sound every time he took a picture. Sooner than I realized, I was in love with not only the guy but his Holga, too.
About a month after the amazing Amsterdam trip, Alex came to visit me. We had agreed that no matter how complicated long distance relationships can be, we were going to try. He brought with him all the breathtaking and perfect, double exposed Holga pictures. The minute I saw them I knew I definitely needed to get one, that I wouldn’t be able to live without one.
I found one randomly only a couple of weeks later as I passed a small camera store in the central Helsinki on my way home. I took one look at the gorgeous little thing, and before long I was home with my very own Holga, reading the lomography website to find out more about my new love.
For my birthday in May my boyfriend gave me the lomography fisheye, and we spent an amazing summer discovering the world through plastic and fisheye lenses. Lomography has truly swept me off my feet and the only thing I love more is the one who got me into it in the first place..