This is all about my best friend and daugther Zoe. She is only 7 years old but going on 18!
Yes the person that inspires the most is my 7 year old daughter. She appears in most of my shoots which can be very annoying for her! The story begins before she was born in the year 2001. After having two boys (now 12 and 10 years old) we figured no more babies. That was enough even tough I thought I would have a girl some day . So I went to the hospital to get should I say… “fixed”. Or so I thought. After waiting for hours the doctor informed me, “Sorry but you have to go home no surgery today!!!”
OK I said I am not going through this again! The following fall my youngest son was 2 years old and I had the maternal hormones kicking in and wanted to get pregnant one more time and maybe get lucky and have a girl! Sure enough within 2 weeks I was pregnant, of course I couldn’t wait to find out. We went to a special clinic to see if were going to have a girl ! Now I have a little video of my unborn child how cool is that! In June 28th 2003 I gave birth to a healthy baby girl 6 lb 15 oz. It wasn’t easy the first 2 years having 3 kids under 7 years of age but somehow we made it .
Zoe is a very determined and confident girl. She loves people and they love her. She wants to become a teacher one day which is perfect for her bossy nature! Ever since she was born I took tons of pictures with her as the subject. Now every time I get a new camera or new film she is the one I try it out on! How can you withstand the little pretty strawberry blond curly smiley girl!! Of coures sometimes she asks me: “Do you have to take pictures every time we go some where?” Oh Yeah!
Zoe is the only female in our small family and we have to stick together. We love shopping, getting dolled up together and I even started wearing pink again. It brings back the girl in me. We have a special bond. No boys aloud! Best friends forever! Pinky swear!
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
My passion for old and analogue cameras hadn't stayed unnoticed among my friends and acquaintances. Which is why I've received cameras as gifts for many times now. My Agfa Clack is an example. It's about 60 years old, fully functional, and a real film eater.
Every summer, my soul screams for a lazy, hot day back at my parents' home, for some good food, relaxation, and catching up with childhood friends. This year is no different, so I went back down to my small hometown in the very northeast of Belgium to enjoy a perfect laid back day doing nothing and everything. And of course, I brought my analogue cameras along to eternalize all of these small but grand moments in life.
Hi, everyone! I'd like to share with you my 2014 summary on analogue photography. Some things I did were completely new, while some were my good old habits. This year I learned how to develop black and white film, which I consider my greatest milestone. But the most important thing is that in 2014, I remain in love with Lomography! And the rest? Well, let's see...
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
We almost can’t believe it ourselves but the LC-A is turning 30 years old this month! Join us in the Lomography Gallery Store Soho on Friday 13th June for an afternoon of treats, drinks and snaps. We have a lot on offer so read on…
In this new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the UK about their passion for film photography and the best places to shoot in their home town. Today we go to Bristol to meet Justin Quinnell, a freelance photographer who has made pinholes out of bins and homemade 3D cameras. He is a true film photography experimenter!
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!