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My First Year in Lomography

About a year ago, my world got turned upside-down. As a child of the digital age, I was blown away when I discovered Lomography. Read about my first year as a Lomography after the jump!

A year ago, I started my journey into the wonderful world of Analouge photography and I bought my Diana F+ and a pack of Kodak Portra film. I was super stoked to see if it would be just a fun little project and then go back to my digital photography. Luckily, my first few shots hooked me to the poin of an addiction.

Here are some of my first lomo photos:

After a few weeks I knew I wanted more. So, what to do? Well, I decided to expand my Diana F+ with a 35mm Back+ and went out into the world with that set up.

Then, I bought an Instant Back+ and some film and liked it a lot but the film was so expensive in Denmark so I didn’t really got to use that back to much. Here are a few instant photos:

Now, it was time for a new camera. But, which one to choose? I had seen the White Stripes Edition cameras a long time ago, and as a fan of the band, I knew that it would be the next camera. So I bought the Holga Edition and I fell in love with it. I started to shoot even more 120 films.

The price of developing film here in Denmark are rather high so I read up on how to develop at home and I started doing some caffenol developing. I love experimenting with the film media and when I bought my Lomo LC-Wide I started developing both color and black/white rolls. I quickly found out that color film wasn’t made for the caffenol prosesing so I had to find a way to develop color at home. So, I found some color chemical and started doing it at home and here are some of the results.

Around the same time I had bought a Lubitel 166B on eBay. That became my camera of choice for 120 film. But alas, it broke a few months ago so I had to replace it with a new camera. I went for the Canon AE-1 Program. I must say I am really happy about that camera.

For Christmas 2011, I got a LomoKino and shot a few “movies” with it but I never really got into it as the scanning takes too long. But now, with the LomoKino Smartphone Holder I think I might take it up again. I do hope that Lomography makes an updated version with a motor sort of like an 8mm camera and maybe make some special rolls of film so you can record longer movies with it without having to change films all the time.

The a month or so ago I saw that the La Sardina was getting sold out, and I wanted one of the “original” line before they went way. I got the El Capitan Edition and found that it’s a great camera as well. Here are some shots from that camera:

Well now, a year after, I am happy to say that I mainly take analogue photos and I can’t wait to get started on my next year of Lomography.

written by aanum

2 comments

  1. djramsay

    djramsay

    A really great article

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  2. marcel2cv

    marcel2cv

    I guess I have to write a similar article now... My first year is done as well. :-)

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