My First Lomo Affair: Crismiranda and her Fisheye No. 2

The shift from using a Pentax MX to a Fisheye No. 2 was quite a big leap for her. Although some of her first photos came out underexposed, it didn't stop her from loving and shooting with this wide-eyed camera. Find out more about Cris Miranda and her First Lomo Affair with a Lomography Fisheye No. 2!

Credits: crismiranda

Name: Cris Miranda
LomoHome: crismiranda
Location: São Paulo, Brazil.

Please tell us more about yourself.

I am married. We have two cats and a few awesome friends. I just love the unpredictability of film cameras and I am crazy about testing different kinds of films.

When was your first try of a Lomography camera or film? What product was it?

Actually, there were two: Lomography Fisheye No. 2 and Lomography XPro Chrome 100. I bought them at Lomography Store in São Paulo. It’s quite unfortunate that this store is no longer in business.

Credits: crismiranda

Was the Lomography product yours or did borrow it from a relative or friend?

Yep, I bought it.

How was the experience? Any funny or strange occurrences?

I had no idea if the shots I took would be acceptable or even if they would even come out at all.
As I was used to shoot with a Pentax MX, using a plastic camera was a challenge! The lenses need much more light, right? I was super excited to see the multiple exposures I did. It turns out that some of my first photos came out unexposed, but even so, I loved the results!

Have you used the Lomography Fisheye No. 2 again? Why or why not?

Sure I have! Every time I travel, I take my Fisheye and some rolls of XPro Chrome film with me.

Credits: crismiranda

Can you share us your favourite or most memorable shot from that First Lomo Affair of yours? Why is this your favorite?

Credits: crismiranda

I picked this one because there lots of amazing memories that come with it. Besides, I love those bright colors!

How did the Lomography Fisheye No. 2 affect your love for Lomography/film photography?

It absolutely made me interested in trying new ways of taking photos. I could say that I’ve taken more analogue shots than digital ones since I went back on shooting film. Recently, I’ve started taking photographs and posting them on Instagram, but we all know that it’s something completely different.

Credits: crismiranda

written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-03 in #lifestyle #my-first-lomo-affair

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