Who is my favorite person in the Lomography community? It has to be Dave, or as you might know him online, fletchinski84.
Dave is the reason I got into photography in the first place. Well, during uni I always had an analogue camera on me. I always went old school and got prints then filed them in plastic albums, labelled them up with a Sharpie, and so on. In the recent years, however, with the advent of Facebook, I have stopped having my pictures printed and I even stopped taking so many as I knew I could get them off my friends’ FB profiles. When he dragged me into Urban Outfitters one day, to show me the shiny Fisheye No. 2 and the funny looking toy Diana F+, I became hooked on analogue photography once more, and purchased both fairly rapidly.
Since that time 2 years ago, Dave has learned a lot about photography, much quicker than I have. Now, he is not only the person in my photos, but also the person behind my shutter, answering my daft questions such as “What does a light meter do?”, “What’s the point of a hot shoe if it doesn’t make my flash work?”, “On a sunny day is 400 ISO too much?” and my all-time best ridiculous photography question, (which I still ask 2 years, 1500 photos and 20 cameras later) “Do I want it on N or B?”. He also offers me important tips and lessons in life, such as set your distance, turn your flash on, and for goodness sake, take your lens cap off!
Thank you Dave for your patience with me, for all the film you have donated, and for all the times I have made you pose repeatedly for the same shot — I love you.