Before, all I knew in the photography world was digital. Until that one day, I gloriously stumbled upon this fabulous website, with all its colors and wonders, and with the help of that website, I found my self venturing wherever I could possibly go. This is a tale of how I learned that ANYWHERE is a THE place to be.
We start out with me, sitting at the computer, browsing for hours as I normally would find myself doing. Being a photography nut, I somehow stumbled upon lomography.com. I was instantly drooling. “What ARE these little cameras?” “How do they create such stunning photographs?” I would ask myself repeatedly.
I knew, right then and there, I had to get my hands on a plastic fantastic.
I spent hours looking at every little item the shop had to offer. I had no idea what I was doing. Having never shot with film before, I had nothing to go by in my start in this dear journey.
All the cameras screamed at me " PICK ME! PICK ME!" Then I saw her, in all her glory. She had so many outfits to choose from. So many accessories that made her beautiful. I just had to have her. I decided on which outfit I liked the best, added to cart, and waited for my Diana F+ to show up at my house dressed in her Snowcat addition outfit.
Once Diana and I got comfortable with each other, the shooting commenced. The first roll of film was shot entirely in my room probably. I was just THAT excited. Then I took her out for parties.
One day, I decided the confinements of my place of dwelling were not enough. I took Diana for a walk, and thus it began. I couldn’t get enough of it. Trails, trees, fields, streets, light poles, signs, clouds, the sun. Before Diana, you couldn’t bribe me into going into the forest just for the fun of it. Now I look forward to it like it’s my birthday. She even kept me outside for long periods of time in the winter, and I despise nothing more than cold weather.
As a working girl, I don’t get to do this as much as I’d like, but every chance I get, I take my children (the three cameras I now own) on walks and adventures. I will continue to do this until I go bankrupt from processing fees, or until I die.
ANYWHERE is THE place to be.
Note: I’d just like to let all of you know, I still spend hours on this website, still drooling and wanting every camera they sell, and being amazed by all your pictures. I actually have ALL of you to thank.