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Childhood in Analogue: The Holiday of a Lifetime

In the spring of 1997, my Dad and a I had the holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand, where we took part in all kinds of activities and water sports. My analogue photos of this time are now my most treasured possession.

Photo by fletchinski84

As my father unfortunately passed away eight years ago, my photographs of the time that he was alive are the things I care about most in the world. When he was still well-to-do, he took me (just me, as the left out middle child that I was; leaving my mum, brother and sister at home) to New Zealand for a fortnight, where I had the best time of my life.

Photo by fletchinski84

We went abseiling down skyscrapers, boating on the rapids, sailing a yacht, and rock climbing! My 55 year-old father even did a bungee jump (see below)! I was too young for that stuff back then.

It was a super time, and a holiday I will never forget. Through our analogue photos, I can still remember all of the details of that trip, and I don’t think they will ever fade. Prophecy #5: Film and paper ensure originality, authenticity and ETERNITY, couldn’t be any more true for me, evidenced by these precious photos. I actually think my Dad would have been a huge fan of Lomography, as he loved innovative companies and new gadgets like cameras. So, this article is for my Dad, Chris — thanks for the memories.

written by fletchinski84

2 comments

  1. chethong

    chethong

    Wonderful, touching articles!

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  2. fletchinski84

    fletchinski84

    @lsi what happened to this article? It shouldn't say "when he was still well-to-do", that means posh! It should say "when he was still healthy" or "before he got too poorly"! He was never posh!

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