Didn't Know What I Had Till Now...


Didn't understand what I lost until I realised the beauty that could have come out of it.

My family isn’t mighty wealthy and I hardly went on any trip to anywhere, cause we couldn’t really afford the time and cost.

So when I had to go on a school trip during my A-levels (in Malaysia we call it STPM) I was excited, but had no cameras to bring along. My sister had given me a plastic camera that she didn’t want (I don’t know where she acquired it) and a roll of film to go with it. It had flash on it too…

So I went on the trip and (at that time I had no idea what lomography was yet) took some pictures. In a way (truthfully) I was feeling a little inferior to the other girls on the trip coz they all had digital cameras, and I had to “save up” my films. And it got worse when I had to ask someone else to take my pics, they didn’t know how to operate that thing!

Got my films printed when I got back, and the results (at that time) was disappointing. Everything was out of focus, it was dark on all the pictures, but I kept them with fond memories of time spent with my friends. Sadly though, the camera I did not keep.

Years later, now, I find myself looking at pictures taken in the spirit f lomography, I realised I didn’t have to be ashamed of that camera, I was way ahead of a lot of people in lomography, I just didn’t know it!

So, looking at those pictures by other people, I really wanted to kick myself in the shin. And now that I am working and can afford small things I want, I acquired a new holga 135bc, I am loving every minute of it, taking pics! Can’t wait till I get my pictures developed!

written by lazyorbit on 2010-03-14 in #news #lomography #plastic-camera


  1. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Only one pic, why ?

  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Bravo.Good test. Yes. many people I came acrossed always asked me , including friends, why I take pictures with such an out of date thing? Can't you afford a DC? Don't you have a computer?? Well It take me time to explain......, you got to be patient. Hahaha, can't you see there are more and more people coming to this intl lomo community? That's great.

  3. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    good story..good photo :D

  4. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    That's a great story. Can't wait to see your new lomo pictures.

  5. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    What a nice story. Would like to see more of those pictures though! :)

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    more pictures! :)

  7. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·


  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Beautiful story !

  9. lazyorbit
    lazyorbit ·

    Had to get it resized >.

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