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Fivedayforecast tells the story of his good friend whose selflessness is inspiring. This week's LomoPeople is all about friendship and the relationship that the analogue life brings!

I ran into a strange person my freshman year of schooling named Vernon. He seemed to be a fairly quiet. Never spoke much to other people and sat in the back of the room every day. Somewhat of an introvert one could say. He was never opposed to being approached but never really made any attempt to be a big part of conversation.

And strangely enough, the kid couldn’t stay away from my cameras. Whenever I brought one to my school, he was the first one to comment on it or ask about what it did. And so if someone’s interested about my camera, I’ll take a picture of it with them. Usually a strange reclusive person like Vernon would never let me take their picture, no matter how hard I tried. But for some strange reason, he never protested to my snapping away. He seemed to enjoy it. So little by little, the more I took pictures of Vernon, the more I learned about him.

He had quite the story to tell. And through all the crazy times in his life, it I began to understand Vernon and really enjoy being around him. And the more and more I understand and like to be around a person, the more and more they appear in my pictures. And finally when I asked Vernon how he liked my Lomographs of him, he told me he doesn’t have access to the internet at his house, and I keep on forgetting to bring in my prints nor does he ever ask to see them. It was this complete selflessness and not caring about what happens that inspires me.

So hats off to you Vernon, for endless aid to my picture taking and while being endlessly accepting of never known what comes out of it. You’re following one of the golden rules without even knowing it!

written by fivedayforecast

12 comments

  1. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    Ahhh typos! I should stop writing these late at night.

    Thank for the publication LSI!

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  2. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Love Vermon, you got a great friend... <:)

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  3. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Love Vermon, you got a great friend... <:)

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  4. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    about time, he's been all over your albums forever and ever

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  5. cruesi

    cruesi

    interesting article! ♥

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  6. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    well written =)

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  7. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    @kylethefrench: yeah he's all over the place.
    @mikahsupageek: really? I wish I had proofread it a little better.

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  8. kylewis

    kylewis

    Great sentiment to this tale, hope to see many more of Vernon... and show him some pics!

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  9. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    I've got a spinner roll with him coming up! Take a look out!

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  10. woosang

    woosang

    OO You have to show us the spinner roll!!

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  11. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    Epilogue:
    Vernon finally received internet access at his house and gained control over all the emails and facebook accounts we had set up for him. I facebook chatted him a link of one of the albums he was most recently in and he responded with:
    "Dude,
    I <3 Lomo"

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  12. fivedayforecast

    fivedayforecast

    Epilogue:
    Vernon finally received internet access at his house and gained control over all the emails and facebook accounts we had set up for him. I facebook chatted him a link of one of the albums he was most recently in and he responded with:
    "Dude,
    I <3 Lomo"

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam

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This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Português & Italiano.