Lomo Friendship

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After such a long time of waiting and wanting, Lomography has finally reached Sevastopol! It's time to celebrate! But first, here's a little story for you...

Hurray, Lomography has reached Sevastopol!!! This city is known by many Lomographs from Russia, a lot of them were taken here by mostly tourists who’ve heard about the place from somebody. But here is a problem: not many people in Sevastopol know about Lomography!

I was really interested in Lomography but no one really seemed to care. What can I do? I went to my only friend that can easily help – the internet, which can describe everything But the internet doesn’t have everything I need but some people in the Lomoraphic community do. They sit on the other end of the monitor, and give information after a few punches on the keyboard.

Polly Kolesnikova was one of them! She is an incredible person, always ready to share her experience and opinion, to prompt or to help, and to answer any questions. She influenced my vision of Lomography. It was probably because of her that I’m here and now. For what thank you very much!

To kick off our new found friendship, we decided to exchange films. But there was a problem: our cities are divided thousands of kilometers. I opted not to mail it out. Some acquaintances helped in transporting the films. They traveled from Ekaterinburg to Sankt-Petersburg further to Kiev, and then from Kiev to Sevastopol.

Meantime, while the films are in transit, there was another Lomographer from my hometown that contacted me. But alas, they live in Moscow now.
Dasha and Dima are very positive people which who transfer their good vibes to you. They are always ready to share their experience. I was lucky to meet them personally, so after a bit of talk, we decided also to exchange our films.
It was a bit easier this time around, as it has turned out, Moscow and Sevastopol are friendlier to each other than Ekaterinburg and Sevastopol. So there were a few participants of the film exchange, delivering films to Moscow, and Dash’s mother, arriving from Moscow, with the shot roll by Dasha.

And at last, at the end of the spring, we had another film exchange with Julia Gorunova from Sankt – Petersburg. I’m eally glad for all the help she has given to me. Julia was my representative in her native town.
The correspondence between Piter – Sevastopol went smoothly.

And without further ado, there are the results! I want to express my gratitude to everybody whom I known and gotten help from, specially Polly, Dasha and Julia for a joint collaboration, and for communication without which I would not know the true essence of Lomography .Shooting a roll of film, sending it out, receiving a parcel with the others’ film, development and viewing of the results – a truly unforgettable emotion!

written by lomovan on 2009-11-26 in #news #cities #lca #friends #sevastopol #sankt-petersburg #doubles #friendship #ekaterinsburg #lomo #moscow

10 Comments

  1. japsix
    japsix ·

    )) Great job dear!!!!!! my favorite part is: Dasha and Dima are very positive people))) yeah))) haha))) we are!!!! kisses from Moscow, hope i'll have a chance to come to my beloved city of Sevastopol really soon!!

  2. lomovan
    lomovan ·

    Спасибо спасибо спасибо Даша!)))мы тоже надеемся, что вы скоро приедете!)))
    Тебе, Диме и Москве привет из Севастополя!))

  3. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Excellent!! Very beautiful story and gallery =)))

  4. life_on_mars
    life_on_mars ·

    процесс пошел )))

  5. lomovan
    lomovan ·

    thanks to all!!))

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah ! Super shots ! and great story. Congrats to all of you !

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @japsix @lomovan greaaaat story!

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great article! And yes, lomography is all about love and friendship :))

  9. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    great article...one day I'm sure I will come to Sevastopol

  10. japsix
    japsix ·

    @-a-l-b-e-r-t-o- yeah! please come!! and don't forget to let us know!! we'll come too))))

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