Looking back, 2011 is made even more special with analogue magic. With every trip or occasion, moments that ranged from long stretches to mere split-seconds were captured with a Lomographic friend. Let me share with you some highlights of a click-filled year, as I look forward to the next.
I started out 2011 with the hopes to document my family life in a more analogue way.
Early in the year, I dropped off my broken LC-A+ for repair in the Lomography Gallery Store in Sheung Wan. I used my Diana Mini to document my visit to the shop, and in my excitement, I neglected to check if the aperture was set right. Hello washed out photos! But I love them anyway.
During this trip, I picked up a new analogue baby—-Charlie The Choco Mini Instax. I realized how truly fun instant photography was. It took me back to the days when my parents snapped photos of me and my siblings with a Polaroid cam.
Around March, I got a big surprise when a photo of mine placed as runner up in the Hard/Hoofd Fake For Real Rumble. Woohoo!
Before I knew it, it was summer. This meant more beach trips, and more chances to practice Lomography Golden Rule #1—to take my camera anywhere I go.
Then came my birthday. I got a lot of ribbing that my age (33) wasn’t in the calendar anymore, but that’s okay with me, I like my age. Plus, 33 isn’t past the 36-shot mark yet, hehe.
A whirlwind of activities caught me towards mid-year, as I had to do Maid-of-Honor duties for my big sister’s wedding. Of course I couldn’t let Lomo-opportunities go by.
When I took analogue photos of my sister’s big day, I found myself shooting other people for their pre-wedding stuff because they wanted an analogue touch, too.
Then came other shooting jobs outside my day job, and using film to document these activities was such a treat.
Around this time, I got acquainted with film by The Impossible Project, too. After the first click, I knew this wasn’t just going to be a fling. I could’t even bear to dispose of the film cover, which comes with artwork.
The ‘Ber months turned to December. I still can’t believe the year has come to an end, but I’m happy I got to close it with a meaningful analogue event, where I finally got the chance to personally meet other film folks.
So how was your 2011 in Analogue? Do share :-D
As film photographers, our photos become part of our journey through everyday life. For this year’s series, our Lomographers encapsulate their trials, joys and the various highlights of their lives in 2011. Read more articles on the ‘Year Ender’ series.