My Lomo Story by Vicuna

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Back in summer 2004, I was surfing on the internet when I discovered a site making a review about the book "Mes Vacances avec Holga" (My Holidays with Holga) by Fréderic Lebain and I the pictures I saw .... Waow, I was breathless, and wondered what kind of camera could produce such images... I discovered that these amazing shots were made with this cheap plastic camera named "Holga" (and realized that "Holga" wasn't the girlfriend of F. Lebain he spent his holidays with...).

Back in summer 2004, I was surfing on the internet when I discovered a site making a review about the book “Mes Vacances avec Holga” (My Holidays with Holga) by Fréderic Lebain and I the pictures I saw …. Waow, I was breathless, and wondered what kind of camera could produce such images… I discovered that these amazing shots were made with this cheap plastic camera named “Holga” (and realized that “Holga” wasn’t the girlfriend of F. Lebain he spent his holidays with…).

I was into a photographic activity for over 8 years at this time (but I only used my old Olympus OM20, a great classic camera as well), but found it a bit boring to have always the same kind of pictures, I thought that this little toy camera could bring me something new and different in my photographic passion. So I bought one as quick as possible !

Well, when I received it I was really happy and showed everybody around me my new toy: some laughed at me saying that it wasn’t “serious” photography, but other found that really funny and interesting. And then came the first opportunity to use it: my brother’s wedding! A wedding is always a geat opportunity to take pictures and all the people are taking pictures…. but only with the standardized digital cameras! I was the only one with this big piece of plastic and taking pictures with 120 film! :))

And I made a mistake with the views counter: I selected the wrong number (16 instead of 12….) and made my first “Holgarama” without knowing it! I was a bit surprised when the film was developped, and even disappointed, because I imagined an other result, but then I looked closely to the shots and found this overlapping effect really great!

Have a look in the gallery, you can see the results of my very first roll with Holga and my unexpected “first Holgarama”…! :)))

http://www.lomohomes.com/Vicuna

**Do you have your own Lomo story to share? E-mail sunshine.reyes@lomography.com with the ff. requirements:

  • a short story (not more than 500 words, please!) telling us how you first discovered Lomography
  • 5 to 15 pictures for the gallery – at least 768px in width or height**

written by shhquiet on 2008-11-07 in #news

14 Comments

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    a great lomo story and the gallery..WOW!!!

  2. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    wow a really love those last 3 photos! beautiful and elegant...they HAD to have been happy seeing those results!

  3. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    adorable

  4. begoniac
    begoniac ·

    I really like this story .

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    The shots are amazing... As always with Vicuna...
    And the story is excellent !!!

  6. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    Great to hear your story!

  7. patatero
    patatero ·

    ha, i can imagine your surprise when you saw the pictures for the first time . .
    fine story and lovely picts

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks a lot for publishing my story and thanks to all for the nice compliments! :)))

  9. jazzgohan
    jazzgohan ·

    belles photos!

  10. fotoglove
  11. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    I love ur story Vicuna~!! I had the same problem as urs, i put 16 for 12 shots for my 1st medium format camera.. haha~!!!

  12. gregmarshall
    gregmarshall ·

    I REALLY LOVE THIS - YOU GET THE WHOLE STORY OF THE WEDDING IN THESE PIX... oop Caps Lock was on

  13. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    supercool holgarama!!

  14. coca
    coca ·

    perfect accident, nice holgarama!

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