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Livin' Life with My La Sardina: The Boys

Taking pics of children demands a sense of timing. This is nothing without speed and my La Sardina has this in spades.

Photo by adam_g2000

One of my main objectives when getting back into analogue film photography after six or seven years of shooting only digital, was to make taking photos of my family fun again.

The first two Lomography Cameras I purchased were a Diana, and my La Sardina. Diana was initially hard to get to grips with, so much to remember to do (though I find her a breeze now). My La Sardina however is (and those who’ve read my articles will know how I feel) an action hero. You can react to your surroundings with nothing more than a click and a wind and this made him perfect for the job of documenting my boys lives (those little legs move so fast).

I’m lucky to live in a country where the weather is warm and good for most of the year, a place of natural beauty, Auckland has so much to do for a couple of boisterous little monkeys.

We work hard, but when the weekend comes we make sure we get out of the house and go to the beach, the parks… Our activities are mostly out in the fresh air, out with nature.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the lomographs here tell the real story, but there is one thing I’d say to my La Sardina if it could hear.

“Thank you. Your cheap $100 plastic lens has done something that our $2000 digital SLR couldn’t. Rather than capture pictures of those that I love the most, you’ve captured their hearts, their emotions and their soul. As they grow older, I’ll be able to look at these photographs and remember them when they were learning the smallest, but most important lessons of life. That’s something truly wonderful to me.”

Photo by adam_g2000

La Sardina, I wish I’d had you from the day my first was born.

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written by adam_g2000

7 comments

  1. haziqhashim

    haziqhashim

    i've a la sardina too, but the problem is, most of my pictures taken with it get blurry towards the corner. Can someone explain to me why, or is it just me who face this problem? wondering if there are any defaults with my la sardina? thanks before

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  2. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    When we have children, my wife wants to record the most important moments on film rather than digital.

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  3. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @haziqhashim it's a cheap plastic lens in a toy camera. They're all going to be a little bit different. Embrace the weirdness and enjoy it.

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  4. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    @neanderthalis good thing you are kitted up for it now. Make sure you invest in plenty of film before you have the kids and are poor ;)

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  5. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Ha-ha-ha :D ... I needed that chuckle.

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  6. traci516

    traci516

    Fantastic! Your kids always look so happy =)

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  7. davidstafford

    davidstafford

    Great article! love La Sardina

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