Your Lomo Milestones: First of All

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I was so excited to see that one of the requested posts for November is Your Lomo Milestones. There are so much that I’ve done and experiment with my film cameras, so just let me share with you why I fell in love with this lovely analogue gadget in the first place.

I’m always at awe and amazed at how different the analogue images turns out when using the different cameras. It’s always like some sort of magic, it makes me more anxious to produce my own. These are my first shots, it’s in fact my first 120 film on medium format camera as well, so you can imagine how excited I was to see what kind of ‘magic’ I could do.

Credits: stonerfairy

Then, it went uphill from here on, I started to feed my hunger with more film cameras. I never forget every first time I use different type of a plastic camera, a toy camera, cheap underwater camera, as long as it’s simple to point and shoot, it’s all fine by me, but most importantly it uses films.

Credits: stonerfairy

The first experiment with all sort of films, usually slides and expired ones, I remember how most of the pictures turns out so weirdly unique. It just kept getting worse in a good way when I found out about the best photo lab in town which processes all the films at a much cheaper prices. I soon discovered that I’m actually addicted to a point of no return, of course all this in the most positive way. I got crazy about the multiple exposures and the endless “what ifs?” I always wonder how the pictures will turn out—good or bad, it doesn’t matter, I just kept doing what I do and keep my fingers crossed for the best images.

Credits: stonerfairy

My first ‘win’ was Lomo Home of The Day! I received a lot of piggies just for this! What a motivation!

Credits: stonerfairy

That win just inspired me to take more crazy shots—something out of the box and not just point and shoot; and it happened again! One of my photos was selected for Photo Of The Day for the first time too! These are the sort of encouragement that drives me to perfect the imperfect shots even more…

Credits: stonerfairy

I joined all sorts of rumbles just to try my luck. Just thinking about whether if it will win anything and the thought of more piggies and buying more cameras with them kept the excitement on the edge. Sometimes, it pays off. I won a 12” vinyl record from one of my favorite bands, Band Of Horses, in their Infinite Arms competition; they used my photo as slideshows for their concert tours.

Credits: stonerfairy

The best was when two of my photos were chosen for the covers of the limited 7” vinyl record from The Cure. It was a fund raising event for the Teenage Cancer Trust funds in the UK last year. Robert Smith, the singer for The Cure personally selected both photos. That was one of the best and knowing that my photos was chosen for a good cause totally made my day

Credits: stonerfairy

I love doing self doubles too. I like the surprise of the expect the unexpected. In the analogue world, that should be the way. Here are the first few self doubles from me:

Credits: stonerfairy & rebarbative

written by stonerfairy on 2012-12-07 in #lifestyle #analogue-lifestyle-camera-lc-a-medium-format-35mm-negative-expired-milestones-lomography-singapore-the-cure-band-of-horses

2 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    WAH MASTER!!! THE CURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  2. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    @adi_totp YESSSS!! I"M ONE HELL OF HAPPY KID when Robert Smith chose 2 photos from me :D :D :D :D

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