Two thousand eleven to me was a year that broadened my horizon. I tried everything out, every film and every camera I could get my hands on. This led to a very diverse photostream. I filtered out the very best for you to enjoy, like the purest water from a waterfall. My highlights, snapshots I'm proud of, special techniques I learned, star trails--everything I'd like to show off, everything being pieces of my life!
So here’s the thing though; I made a selection of 456 pictures. I’ve put them in this album. This is way too much to tell about so I made another selection from the selection, like filtering water from a waterfall. Still following? Good, because all you have to do now is enjoy!
Now, I’ll try to show you what my year looked like, seen through my analogue point of view!
Throwing a color changing ball to each other for 5 minutes will do the trick. Photo taken using the Lomo LC-A+ and Agfa Vista 200.
I use a mirror-like card to reflect the light from the flash onto my face instead of the mirror. Photo taken using Olympus Multi AF Superzoom 110 loaded with Kodak Color 200.
Have you seen Bob? asked a simple question. You might be able to know which one. I’ve spotted Bob on several places with my LC-A+ loaded with Ilford FP4 Plus.
Some excellent results came from a sparkling clean roll out of the dishwasher. Photo taken using Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 put through a wash cycle and shot in a Olympus Trip 35. This is a wall of white stones.
My collection of analogue cameras, photograph probably taken in May. The collection has quite grown since then but I have no new family picture yet. On the picture you can see the camera I used to take this photo—Asahi Pentax K2 loaded with Kodak Gold 200.
Hairy Harry still comes with me to special places. Photo taken using my trusty LC-A+ and Lomography Redscale XR 50-200.
The person who started all my analogue adventures: My dad. I’ve learned a lot from him about photography. He is holding his own old Asahi Pentax K2, which was for me, my very first analogue camera. Photo shot with a Nikkormat FT3 and Kodacolor 200.
This was a good day, when I got acquainted with 120 film. This beautiful Agfa Record is as nice to use as it is beautiful! It still took me a 4-month pause to really fall in love with medium format film! Canon AT-1 with Lomography Redscale XR 50-200.
Another dishwasher experiment, this time with a different film: Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100. Photo taken using Asahi Pentax K2.
I got the wonderful opportunity to shoot art group Leonce en Lena during Holland Festival. I was there with mephisto19 to shoot them while practicing in true Lomo fashion. We got backstage access and it was a sweet experience! I want to thank Lomography NLD for this chance! Photo taken using Lomo LC-A+.
Doing doubles is always fun. But my heart stopped when I scanned this picture! Photo taken using Fisheye with Agfa Vista 400.
This is my own I-really-could-use-a-holiday-and-some-sun picture. This was during MadNess Festival. I was invited by Lomography NLD to shoot the festival and help them out. Maaikeschets, miss_madri, mrmaart and mephisto19 made this a weekend that I’ll never forget. It was the best festival in terms of vibe! Never better!
This reminds me to not be afraid to ask people for there picture. If you think the shot needs to be taken, go for it! It’ll be special either way! Taken using my new LC-Wide loaded with Kodak Gold 200.
First time ever I recorded lightning. I waited so long for lightning and it was always impossible to get. On my holiday I got a perfect chance to try it! LC-Wide and Kodak B&W 400 CN.
Where should you not expect a snowboarder flying by? Nowhere, if I’m around! Here’s a project that I had to be very patient for. I shot the top half in the winter with my Lomo LC-A+ and the Splitzer. I waited until summer then re-shot the bottom half. Well worth the wait! Taken using Agfa Vista 400.
I self-taught myself on taking photos with bokeh. Combined with my lomographic view, the experience and photos can get fun! Photo taken using Nikkormat FT3 and Lomography CN 100.
I really dig the Splitzer. I had the idea to do a technique inspired by the song called “Day ‘n’ night” and took photos using the LC-A+ with the Splitzer. I loaded it Fujicolor 200 and waited about 12 hours between the 2 shots.
Startrails and medium format film…can it get any better? This is the beginning of my love affair with medium format film. Photo taken using Agfa Record 2 and Lomography CN 100 120.
A mix between the happy Fisheye Rip Curl for the smile and the rather serious Canon AT-1 with 70/150 zoom lens for the sky. Combining is good! Photo taken using Lomography CN 400.
Here’s a little bit failed experiment but still pretty: Textures. I didn’t get the textures in full frame with the LC-Wide (my widescreen is nothing compared to the wide angle of the LC-W). Here are my friends Anke and Fred posing twice. Photo taken using Lomography CN 400.
Finally! The Lomostore Amsterdam opened! Here, Fisheye Rip Curl saw some relatives with Lomography 400 CN.
Lomography X Tungsten 64 film! Suddenly, tungsten film is very easy to obtain, DO WANT! Photo taken using the LC-Wide.
I was a runner-up in my favorite area: Startrails! I was thrilled and relieved I was in the top 3. Agfa Record 2 with Lomography B&W 100 120 made this happen!
This one always makes me smile! The ultra basic and old Agfa Isolette is still capable of producing awesome shots! My hunger to try new (actually: old) cameras preferably in medium format is awakened! Photo taken using Lomography CN 100 120.
My second attempt at Elke’s IR820 Aura photography. But this is tricky without the right equipment. I used the Asahi Pentax K2 with a Hoya filter. Focusing as well as exposure times are hard to get right.
I did an experiment with lime juice. It created some great colors and reminds of the dishwasher experiment. Photo taken using the LC-A+ with dry Lomo Redscale XR 50-200.
The first layer of this photo was taken at the amphitheater in Pula, Croatia. It was doubled with a minesweeper in Eindhoven, Holland. Konica Minolta VX 200 film got the honor of pairing with my ever-ready LC-A+ and the LC-W.
During the launch event of the LomoKino in Amsterdam, Holland. Paramir, Maaikeschets, Chief Jos, Mrmaart (and his brother Joost) and I made a stage for people to try out the freshly released LomoKino. I had loads of fun playing with that little camera! Photo taken using LC-W and Lomography X Tungsten film.
GLOW Eindhoven was stunningly beautiful and ingenious as usual! Photo taken using LC-Wide with some Lomography X Tungsten 64 at night.
I’m addicted to 120 film! It’s just so beautiful to look at. Photo taken using Agfa Record 2 with the good old Lomography 100 CN 120mm.
I enjoy doing long exposures at night, but my Fisheye wouldn’t let me. So, I duct-taped her and opened her eyes to the nocturnal life. Lomography 400 CN and about 5 minutes did the trick.
The last picture I’m proud of is this shot from my Lubitel 2, which I got for 20 euros. The exposure time is 17 minutes, but it didn’t scare the ducks down by the water. Photo taken using Kodak Portra 400 120.
I guess after a year of shooting everything I see, I finally start narrowing it down to quality over quanity. I had a cheap lab, plenty coins to spend on film, and lots of time to do what I love doing. So, I had a good Lomography year!
I say, onto a new year filled with adventure and anlogue love!
As film photographers, our photos become part of our journey through everyday life. For this year’s series, our Lomographers encapsulate their trials, joys and the various highlights of their lives in 2011. Read more articles on the Year Ender series.