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A True Tale of Lomographic Love

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

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

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  2. squamy

    squamy

    Cute!

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  3. milkandmiel

    milkandmiel

    Oh you guys! :-)

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  4. hugoepifanio

    hugoepifanio

    Happy LomoLove you guys! Beautiful story! =)

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  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

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  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!

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  7. mandriva

    What a lovely lomolovestory.
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  8. spoeker

    spoeker

    awwww :)

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  9. lomographyberlin

    lomographyberlin

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

    annelie

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

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  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! :)

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  12. graefin

    graefin

    :) hehe. pooooor DSLR (*irony*)

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  13. panelomo

    panelomo

    yiheeeeee! happy anniv! :)

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  14. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    happy happy :D

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  15. svala

    svala

    So cute, love the daisy chain proposal. X

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  16. titidvivant

    titidvivant

    Those are really cool wedding gifts, beautifully done!

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  17. regina_falangi

    regina_falangi

    nice story guys!

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  18. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    So romantic! :3

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  19. janette

    janette

    What a lovely story, congratulations to you both!

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  20. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    That is so romantic! Lomography does wonders <3

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  21. izaiza

    izaiza

    so cool!!!!

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  22. beths

    beths

    Naww, so sweet :)

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  23. tracyvmoore

    tracyvmoore

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

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  24. pepper-b

    pepper-b

    Everything is possible :)

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  25. bebelst

    bebelst

    So romantic! :)

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  26. grazie

    grazie

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

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  27. discodrew

    discodrew

    Lovely story. Congrats to you both.

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  28. andrewhope

    andrewhope

    What an amazing story, congrats.

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  29. macstef

    macstef

    great, congrats!!!

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  30. artemiss

    artemiss

    awww so sweet :)
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  31. ola28

    ola28

    its like a fantasy...
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  32. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    sweet!

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  33. pia

    pia

    So lovely! <3 :D

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  34. kvboyle

    kvboyle

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

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  35. vicuna

    vicuna

    beautiful love story!! :))

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  36. minty_

    minty_

    awwwww <3

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  37. panjihardjakaprabon

    panjihardjakaprabon

    unforgetable experience :)

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  38. johann_affendy

    johann_affendy

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

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