My First Lomo Trip

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After 15 years of traveling to take photos around different places, for the first time my bag was full of lomographic cameras. And the result? COOL!!!

Ever since, at the age of 18, photography entered my life I made a series of trips with the sole purpose of taking photos of people, cities and popular events. So I went to Belém (PA), Pirinópolis (GO), Brasília (DF), Paraty (RJ), Ouro Preto (MG), Aparecida (SP), Cuba, etc. I was always accompanied by many friends and my Nikon FM2, a real army tank.

In the recent years, the trips became less frequent and only the digital camera was picked to accomplish the mission of registering what I have seen.

This month, for the first time, there appeared an opportunity to make a trip with some lomography cameras. Just not to take a risk of regretting it later, my bag was fully equipped: Spinner, Lubitel, Supersampler, Lomo LC-A+, Holga 120 and a Sprocket Rocket.

With these six analogue wonders, my digital camera was sometimes left in my backpack and sometimes even in my hotel room!

To accompany this team of cameras, I included my entire film stock…almost 35 rolls, properly placed in a bag similar to the Ziploc one. This is my technique for helping me in the increasingly difficult mission of passing through the federal police without having to pass the films through the x-ray machine. It worked yet another time…when I was going there and on my way back!

This story of avoiding x-ray machines is explained by my collection of sensitive films (ISO 800 AND 1600). Just to be sure, I put everything in a transparent bag, I make my sad face and it works in 99% of times! With the exception of Caracas, Venezuela, but that is another story…

In 4 days I spend 15 rolls of film and again I felt butterflies in my stomach from not knowing if the photos are going to be good or if they will even show. Now when I have everything developed and digitalized, I am certain that it was mor fun this way, full of surprises!

There are still 20 rolls of film in my stock, but it’s time to replace some of the important ones.

Oh! I almost forgot! The trip was to Juazeiro do Norte, a town situated in the interior of Ceará. On All Souls’ Day (a holiday in Brazil) thousands of pilgrims go from their cities to Juazeiro to keep the promises given to Father Cícero (or Padinho Ciço, how the believers call him). There is a statue of the Father on the peak of a hill, more or less like the one of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Philippe Machado is a photographer, lomographer and the manager of the Lomography store in Rio de Janeiro (this explains the 6 cameras!)

written by philippe_machado on 2011-05-26 in #lifestyle #trip-juazeiro-ceara-brasil-lubitel-lc-a-spinner-sprocket-supersampler-holga
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2 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    you're so right! for me travelling and lomography are strongly related: can't imagine one without the other! :)

  2. francesco1
    francesco1 ·

    cool article! I am curios about what happened in Caracas and Venezuela

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