We all have that one camera that lead us to the addiction that is Lomography. Here's my story about that one camera.
It was early June 2011 when I remembered about that chance encounter with an odd-looking camera that I found years ago. I also remembered that it was in a store in a mall near my place, so I tried searching the internet. I ended up in the site of Lomography Embassy Manila. I checked the prices and the stores that they supply; luckily, one store was a ride away from my workplace. It was the first of many succeeding lomo-related purchases (haha!).
I giddily bought it, and because I was a bit short on budget, I wasn’t able to buy Lomo CN100 films; Luckily (again), a photo store was near that mall which sells 100 ISO 24-exposure Fuji films. I bought 2 rolls because i’ll be needing some in preparation for our company outing the next day (talk about last minute shopping haha).
Fortunately, it didn’t stop there; I brought it wherever I go! At work, events, family trips, you name it!
I do occasional experiments with it too. To fail or to succeed, it doesn’t matter, it’s all part of the experience!
I also feed it lots of different films, from Color Negs, Redscales, to Slides! It’s been a really fun run so far, I hope it stays that way!
This trusty Fisheye has been teaching me to enjoy the simplest things just by looking at its viewfinder. I believe I’ve familiarized myself with this little beauty and I feel like I’ve improved since the day that I started shooting. I’ve certainly learned a lot, and thought of a lot of ways of taking photos through this awesome camera.
I’ve been with my trusty Lomo Fisheye for 8 months now and everything still feels fresh. I still have room for growth, and I hope I’ll learn more about this little beauty for years to come. How about you? Which camera did you fall for?
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