Class of '74: The Best!

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The simple life in a little country village, a father who was an amateur photographer, and a great desire to smile. What more could you ask for? This is my childhood, in analogue.

Do you see that little baby in the crib? How about next picture? A child, who from the very first day was laughing out loud! That’s me! Class of ’74! The best!

I was born in a small village with about 2000 souls on the outskirts of Rovigo (between Ferrara and Padua). A country town, inhabited by simple people. You knew everyone, so much so that the gate of our house was always open. During summer, it was a “must” to play after dinner with the neighborhood kids; hide and seek, or even improvised soccer matches along the a street seldom passed by cars!

Let’s face it! Even as a child, one could very well see the turn that I took:

Beautiful women,

alcohol,

fantastic cakes!

Luckily, I do not smoke!

I enjoyed it like crazy, being a model to my father, who was an amateur photographer.

I love to help my grandfather in the garden, too!

I never liked the sea, though!

Look at my nose in this photo!

Here are some photos from our trip to Venice!

I realized that even as a child, I was already seeking for what would be my passion; my future. Just look at how I constantly had cameras in my hands, or how I strolled equipped with a professional bag!

When I read about the requested post for the month, I had a mixture of enthusiasm and emotions that bring back all these wonderful memories. THANKS GUYS!

written by tyron_lannister on 2011-09-06 in #lifestyle #sea #childhood #analogue #laughing #lomography #my-childhood-in-analogue #analogue-lifestyle #portrait #cake #venice #requested #baby

6 Comments

  1. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    Very sweet! I love the lighthearted look at your childhood. That nose is something else :)

  2. davzoku
    davzoku ·

    It is always interesting to see life from someone else's perspective. Well-documented! Very heart-warming indeed.

  3. realisticdreamer
    realisticdreamer ·

    What a cool kid you were back then! LOL hahaha

  4. tyron_lannister
    tyron_lannister ·

    Thanks guys for nice comment! ;)

  5. tyron_lannister
    tyron_lannister ·

    Thanks guys for nice comment! ;)

  6. zark
    zark ·

    Love it!

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