A True Tale of Lomographic Love

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She was an analogue ambassador known as Golfpunkgirl and he was a dastardly digital doter called benbenbenbenben. He lived in the UK and she in Brussels, their story began when he commented on this photo on her Flickr stream....

He asked her what all this LC-A+ business was about, and how she got such amazing unique effects in all her photos. She guided him into the world of Lomography and he got hooked. They chatted over email, about photography tips, what they were shooting, places they’d been, bands they liked, they realised they had a lot in common.

She had tickets to see Explosions In The Sky on the 10th of May but her friend let her down at the last minute. So on a whim she asked him if he’d like to come. He bought a Eurostar ticket and met her at the gig.

43 days later he proposed. While they walked through the park snapping away on their favourite Lomographic cameras he fashioned a ring out of a daisy chain. Here are a couple of photos from that day, notice the accidental diamond ring double exposure! It must be fate…

Friends and family were invited with an envelope of postcards printed with their favourite lomographs. They married, exactly 8 months after the day they met, on the 10th of January in the Philippines and because it all started with an LC-A+ they gave each of their guests a handcarved wooden LC-A+ as a wedding gift.

Liana and Ben have just celebrated their second anniversary, and if you’d like to congratulate them yourself, pop along to the Lomography Gallery Store in Newburgh Street, London, where Liana is the manager!

Check out the LomoHomes of golfpunkgirl and benbenbenbenben

written by tomas_bates on 2011-02-11 in #lifestyle #day #lomography #valentines #wedding #lc-a #love #analogue-lifestyle

38 Comments

  1. basho
    basho ·

    Lovely story. Ben's my contact in Flickr too, but I don't think I want to marry him right now. My wife wouldn't like it :P

  2. squamy
    squamy ·

    Cute!

  3. milkandmiel
    milkandmiel ·

    Oh you guys! :-)

  4. hugoepifanio
    hugoepifanio ·

    Happy LomoLove you guys! Beautiful story! =)

  5. neja
    neja ·

    congratulations!
    I used to chat with Golfpunkgirl in the past. we even almost met in Belgium in 2007 on my visit to Carmedevos

  6. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Explosions In The Sky has that affect on people. I almost married my roommate after hearing The Earth Is A Cold Dead Place. Thank god civil ceremonies were'nt allowed in Florida back then (or even now).

    Great story!

  7. mandriva
    mandriva ·

    What a lovely lomolovestory.

  8. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    awwww :)

  9. lomographyberlin
    lomographyberlin ·

    ooohwww. cute! <3 all the best for you!

  10. annelie
    annelie ·

    Wow what a great story! A big congrats from Sweden!

  11. golfpunkgirl
    golfpunkgirl ·

    thanks everyone! i'm proud to say that ben's DSLR has been gathering dust since the day we met and he's now also learning how to play golf! :)

  12. graefin
    graefin ·

    :) hehe. pooooor DSLR (*irony*)

  13. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    yiheeeeee! happy anniv! :)

  14. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    happy happy :D

  15. svala
    svala ·

    So cute, love the daisy chain proposal. X

  16. titidvivant
    titidvivant ·

    Those are really cool wedding gifts, beautifully done!

  17. regina_falangi
    regina_falangi ·

    nice story guys!

  18. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    So romantic! :3

  19. janette
    janette ·

    What a lovely story, congratulations to you both!

  20. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    That is so romantic! Lomography does wonders <3

  21. izaiza
    izaiza ·

    so cool!!!!

  22. beths
    beths ·

    Naww, so sweet :)

  23. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    wow....what a great story ;) congrats you guys!

  24. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    Everything is possible :)

  25. bebelst
    bebelst ·

    So romantic! :)

  26. grazie
    grazie ·

    so romantic! happy valentine's! i love their love story

  27. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    Lovely story. Congrats to you both.

  28. andrewhope
    andrewhope ·

    What an amazing story, congrats.

  29. macstef
    macstef ·

    great, congrats!!!

  30. artemiss
    artemiss ·

    awww so sweet :)

  31. ola28
    ola28 ·

    its like a fantasy...

  32. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    sweet!

  33. pia
    pia ·

    So lovely! <3 :D

  34. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    What a lovely story to read on a Monday morning...and I'm happy about the golf aspect too!!!! Many congrats...

  35. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    beautiful love story!! :))

  36. minty_
    minty_ ·

    awwwww <3

  37. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    unforgetable experience :)

  38. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    sweet story. someone should make a movie out of this ;D

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