Finding myself in the loft at home I stumbled upon a big box of old photos telling stories of my parents lives and I guess it got me thinking. The initial reason for getting into Lomography was to create pretty photos for prettiness sake; just to put on my wall and look at. However, what I ended up with is a room covered in photos each telling a story from a very different perspective.
I have been watching the TV program How I Met Your Mother for years and I’ve always loved the opening credits. If you aren’t lucky enough to already be exposed to this great series the firstly WATCH IT its awesome and secondly, here’s a link to the opening theme.
I really love the colours in these photos; to be honest I have no idea if they are true analog photos but the saturated colours and lomo perspectives at least show they tried to create good imitations. These photos feature at the beginning of every episode reminding us each time how these old pictures prompt great stories.
I think that’s what I really like about this growing collection of analog photos; how each one reminds me of something. Each time a photo reminds me of something it makes me happy; it really can be as simple as remembering how I had to wade through a river holding the camera up to get a shot or how I ran after someone in the park because they had an awesome looking dog.
Although these photos are equally good at reminding us of the big trips or important occasions. There are a handful of photos that really represent my trans-Europe trip last summer (It was then, in Vienna, where I got my first camera :) ). I now think back on that trip and see places through that lovely little fisheye lense and the holiday can be pieced together using my photos.
In this sense my photos are very personal but I don’t think that should stop anyone sharing or exhibiting their photos. I enjoy looking through peoples albums trying to work out the story that led to each shot which almost gives albums their own meaning to each person who looks through. This encourages me to take more photos at every opportunity so I remember each little event, just like an episode of How I Met Your Mother.