Once upon a time, I was living in a little town in Spain, with my parents. I liked so much photography, and I have a little camera for it too.
In my school, we can learn to develop B&W films. We spent a lot of hours doing experiments. One day, the teacher, showed us a black square camera: A Lubitel!!! Since that day, I was in love. Some years ago, in another town, in Ferrol, I saw one Lubitel in a shop. This was very expensive for me (Then, I was a “simple” student). The love ran away for now. When I began to work, I begin to search for a Lubitel. When Internet became available, I saw some links with information, but my love was nowhere to be found.
In 2003, I was looking for a 100% analogue camera (It means: without batteries …) I looked everywhere, and the web took me to a FED5. Then, a light touched me!!! I finally met the Lomographic World! I was preparing for a trip to London, so I looked for the direction of a shop in which I could buy this marvel. I found it and, between the visit to the British Museum and to the London Eye, I went to meet with my FED 5. Of course, there was also an ActionSampler of living colors, who came with us …
Years later, I saw some Lubitels on sale, but I still have not enough money to spend. One Lomohome of the day, some “pink” presents, oktokino, lomowalls, etc. and at last I have piggies enough to buy one Lubitel. The last summer, I made my order. In a few days, I was at work, my wife received the parcel. When I come to my home, SHE was there, waiting for me. In Spain, in these situations, we say that “One is so happy than a little boy with a new pair of shoes”.
Nowadays, I am trying to use my Lubitel with 35 mm. film. It isn’t easy to gett 120 film in my town, and it is more expensive to develop them.
Of course, the FED5, the ActionSampler, A beautiful Fisheye, and a Spanish Werlisa Club Color are my habitual partners in my Lomographic world I enjoy taking photos twice or more times between all this cameras!!!