The Things
 We 
Like To See by Cai.ro

We
 spend 
a 
lot 
of 
time
 wandering 
around 
and 
looking
 at 
things:
 Before 
shows,
 after 
shows, 
on 
the
 way 
to
 shows,
 at
 rehearsals...etc. Come 
to 
think 
of 
it,
 being 
in 
a
 band
 is 
really 
all 
about
 waiting 
and 
searching
 for
 ways 
to
 kill
 time.
 We 
decided 
that
 we
 would
 do
 this
 with
 a 
camera 
in 
hand 
and
 let 
you 
see 
the 
things 
that 
catch 
our
 eye.


Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

This photo is a complete mystery. No idea where it was shot, or when (besides knowing it was sometime during NXNE). But the colors and the mystery makes me so happy. It’s like seeing a ghost and then forgetting you saw it.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This photo was one that happened very naturally. It was just a random walk down Spadina from one place to another during NXNE. You see many things on Spadina at any given time that aren’t worth taking a photo of: Drunks, crazies, and people in Batman suits (for no reason). Seeing a dude walking around with trombone however was well worth documenting.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This photo encapsulates my generation. It was taken at the Silver Dollar Room. Nothing makes us happier then a pretty bartender, with a nice smile handing you a cold pint, on a night out on the town. Who needs to the see her eyes really?

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This photo was taken at a NXNE, during the show. Cai.ro played on our first night. It was at a small bar in Kensington Market called “Play Dead Cult”. It was low lit, hot and packed. The only light came from Ikea lamps that let off a warmish yellow-orange glow. The photo came out awesome, like a beacon in the darkness.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This photo captured the grungy, early 90s quality that I adore. There were some random bands setting up before their set during NXNE. It captured the darkness, the NXNE logo on the shirt in the background, and the band member smiling. It all adds up to the sweaty and exciting feeling bands get while playing these festivals.

Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

This is Nini Muggins. He is a massive Maine Coon house cat. He’s majestic, and a bit crazy. He was going to be on the Cai.ro t-shirts but he was too majestic for that. He likes to chill in front of my window that looks out to a brick wall. Don’t really understand why but hey, who am I to judge?

Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

There are many beautiful houses scattered across the Greater Toronto Area. It is not often for me that a house (or its features) catches my eye, but this particular door made me stop in my tracks. I took 4-5 steps back to look at it, and take a photo of it. I don’t know what made me take notice. Something about it was special and worth documenting.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This photo holds a certain “night out drinking with fun people” aesthetic. It is possibly because that’s exactly what was going on at the time. Aimless wandering and candid photos makes for the best subject matter.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

This is our friend Louisa. She is a wicked human and looks really great in this photo. It’s dripping with angsty punk rock meets grunge attitude and could easily be a promo photo for an artist from the early 90s. We liked the early 90s a lot.

Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

This is a photo of Cai.ro jumping on Matt’s jeep (the drummer of Cai.ro) which is affectionately dubbed “The Gas Finder”. We immediately found out climbing onto a dark green jeep that has been roasting in the sun for hours were quite unpleasant.

Photo taken with La Sardina Camera Loaded with Lomography Lady Grey B&W

There is nothing better than summer time street love. This couple was sharing some PDA (Public Displays of Affection) with everyone outside the Silver Dollar Room, late Thursday night during NXNE. I felt it important to get a picture of their love (or lust).

Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

This was a moment at the Kensington Market where I saw something that reminded me of being a kid. It was a little colorful wind fan under some trees with light sneaking through. I immediately felt 7 again. Nostalgia is a killer. It gets me every time.

Photo taken with Diana F+ loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400/120

I was walking on College Street to an event and saw some fresh graffiti targeting “beloved” Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. I snapped a quick picture and headed to the event. I then double exposed the image with the crowd at the event and the outcome was this fun image of Rob Ford’s name and what looks like a party around a panel van. What’s more fun then a panel van party I ask you?

Sometimes
 you
 can 
find
 something
 to
 admire
 in
 the 
simplest
 places.
 Places
 you
 normally
 wouldn’t
 look.
 I’m
 glad
 we 
have
 so 
much
 time 
to
 kill
 because
 we
 get 
to
 be 
constantly
 on 
the
 look
 out
 for 
things 
to
 like.
 We 
hope
 you 
like
 the 
things 
we 
like
 too.



Check out Cai.ro for their Lomo Amigo article and more photos from their concerts!

written by jeanettelee on 2012-07-27 in #lifestyle #lomoamigo #sardina #lomoamigo-cai-ro

More Interesting Articles

  • Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Light is Magical: A Talk With Li Hui

    Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.

    9
  • Photo of the Day by vzh

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-02-21 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by vzh

    Showing only their eyes and hands, these youngsters seem to be having a tough time keeping their poses!

  • Splash Into A Pool Of Piggies - 10 Piggy Point Giveaway!

    written by shhquiet on 2015-07-17 in #world #news
    Splash Into A Pool Of Piggies - 10 Piggy Point Giveaway!

    Something happened on our way to the beach. We were about to hit the surf when we came across a parade of Piggies, all waiting to be spent promptly in the Lomography Online Shop! And now, 10 of these Piggy Points are frolicking in the sand, all yours for the taking! So what are you waiting for? Dive into the Online Shop and pick the item that you’d like to spend your Piggies on.

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Show Us Your Perfect Timing Winners Announcement!

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-03-06 in #world #competitions
    Show Us Your Perfect Timing Winners Announcement!

    There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.

    4
  • The Wonderful Adventures of the Petzval Lens

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-23 in #people #news
    The Wonderful Adventures of the Petzval Lens

    As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.

    4
  • The Big Picture: The New Lomography Mystery Product (Part 1)

    written by lomography on 2015-10-09 in #gear #news
    The Big Picture: The New Lomography Mystery Product (Part 1)

    Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!

    18
  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • The Instant Project

    written by suizidekid on 2015-06-23 in #world #lifestyle
    The Instant Project

    It was a cold and cloudy winter day in 2012 when I came up with the idea of compiling photographs of people's faces. I decided that the most personal way to do it is through instant shots. They are one of a kind and you immediately have something in your hands.

    17
  • A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle
    A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!

    6
  • The Go! Team in Dublin: No Flash Photography Please

    written by vin_cen_t on 2015-07-23 in #world #lifestyle
    The Go! Team in Dublin: No Flash Photography Please

    I have to admit that I’ve never liked using flash in public places. In some situations it can be distracting. Like concerts, for example. Can you imagine a live music show where people decide all of a sudden to use it at the same time?

    2
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Eugenia Loli's Surreal Collages

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-10-29 in #people #lifestyle
    Eugenia Loli's Surreal Collages

    In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.

    1
  • Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    written by petit_loir on 2015-06-29 in #world #competitions #videos
    Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.

  • Travel Stories: Italian Road Trip by lunt82

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-09-15 in #world #locations
    Travel Stories: Italian Road Trip by lunt82

    Last September, my boyfriend and I decided to take our first trip together. When we were thinking about where we'd like to go for our first adventure, Italy was the first thing that came to mind.

    4