This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

From the Hands of a Mother to a Daughter

Some months ago, my mother saw me buying photo-rolls and asked me, surprised, why I did so. She listened to my explanation about Lomography with attention, since she was keen on photography herself when she was young.

Photo by isabel_mebarak

Some days later, she came to my room with something in her hands. Kept in its cover full of dust was a Praktika Super TL 1000 from the 80s.

It was in perfect condition. My mother bought it when I was born, and it was with the same camera she used to take my first pictures.

She also gave me a box full of slides and negatives, but mostly slides. She told me she was such a slide enthusiast, partly because the place where she used to buy film developed it for the same price.

Of course, I scanned each and every one of them, and found beautiful pictures like this one:

Photo by isabel_mebarak

Or like this one.

Also, such curious pictures such as this, where one can see the swimsuit trends of the time.

Photo by isabel_mebarak

It took no time for me to put a new roll to experiment with the camera myself.

This is my favorite from that roll:

Photo by isabel_mebarak

I cheered her on to take the camera again, and to give me some advice. I also offered her to take my Lomo cameras for a spin.

Right now she is on holiday with all my cameras.

Lomo on!

written by isabel_mebarak and translated by isabel_mebarak

2 comments

  1. pomps

    pomps

    Que suerte con la camara! las fotos son preciosas!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    What a cool camera... Sweet story .... lovely childhood pics....<:)

    about 3 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: Spanish.