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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


  1. pomps


    Que suerte con la camara! las fotos son preciosas!

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  2. wuxiong


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

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