Brazilian blogger Daniel Duclos in Amsterdam with the La Sardina

Amsterdam is a city full of expats, like the Brazilian blogger Daniel Duclos. He became friends with the La Sardina documented his Dutch life since a few months in a wide angle.

Credits: ducsamsterdam

Name: Daniel Duclos
Lomography Username: ducsamsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Holland

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
Hey, my name is Daniel and I live as an expat in Amsterdam since a few years. I am a writer and last year a published my very first Amsterdam City Guide. Especially for Brazilian tourists in Amsterdam. During the day I mainly work on my blog about Amsterdam, and shoot a lot of photos.

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
Lomography caught my attention a few years ago. I used to take lots of analogue pictures already, and since I got in touch with the Lomography team I have been shooting snapshots with the La Sardina.

Credits: ducsamsterdam

Describe the La Sardina in 5 words.
A super cool analogue camera!

How did you like shooting with the La Sardina?
It was a total new experience. Not the analogue part of it, but shooting with a light weight camera that looks like a can of sardines. In the beginning I was amazed it actually could create pretty cool analogue pictures. The wide angle lens is also a very cool feature of the camera!

Credits: ducsamsterdam

Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
Not really actually. I always try to be as unnoticed as possible while I’m walking down the street shooting pictures. I don’t want to look like a real tourist in a foreign city, and that’s why I put the La Sardina back in my bag straight after I took a shot. That is real Daniel-style.

Kindly share with us any La Sardina photo you love the most
Ha, that would be three pictures! First the LEGO photo with bubbles. When I saw that picture, I really thought: “did I shot that photo?”. The second snapshot I like is the one of the statue in the park. It has a great composition and contrast. And the third was in the Vondelpark. A double exposure which came out a bit spooky with ghosts everywhere.

Credits: ducsamsterdam

Any future plans with your La Sardina? Something for your blog maybe?
Yes, it would be cool to create a book like the city guide, but then only use analogue pictures. Now I’ve played around with the La Sardina I guess the chance is pretty big I will actually make that plan reality in the near future. Fingers crossed! Besides that I would like to teach my little daughter to start shooting with the La Sardina. I believe this camera is perfect for children to get to know analogue photography. When I was a kid, my parents also gave me a simple analogue camera to play around with. I really loved it and now want to give my own girl the same fun experience!

Credits: ducsamsterdam

Your advice for further La Sardina users
Take your camera everywhere you go and don’t forget the focus! That is honestly the one and only tip I can give you. Enjoy!

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written by mrmaart on 2012-08-10 in #people #lomoamigos #brazilie #nederland #ducsamsterdam #lasardina #sardina #lomoamigo #blogger #danielduclos #amsterdam
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