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My Childhood in Analogue

My mother used to take a lot of pictures of me when I was a child but I was really surprised when I scanned many of the pictures from my childhood. Why? Well few pictures look like Lomo pictures! Some of them have vignettes and hyper-saturated colors, while others seemed X-processed.

Photo by yopanic

Obviously there were too many pictures in my family album and a too low amount of time to scan them all. I scanned the ones I liked the most and I was very amazed about how intense they were. My mother never kept the negatives because she printed all the pictures and she always threw the negatives in the trash.

With the amazing Epson Perfection V500 photo scanner, I scanned the printed versions of my family photo album and the results were amazing. I didn’t use any kind of color correction, because I loved how time “ruined” these pictures and how the colors changed in the last decades. The results are amazing and the look is typically “old school” and smells like the 90s, because of this warm atmosphere.

Most of these pictures were made with a Yashica T3 with the amazing Carl Zeiss T* Tessar 2.8/35 lens; this camera was typically automatic, so you had to set only if you wanted the automatic flash or the manual flash settings. Focus, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO were all automatic. Even though it was a “not so Lomo” camera, the results were strange, with a typical Lomo-like feeling and saturation (in some pictures you can notice vignettes).

Sometimes my mother used to take some weird pictures of me and my brother; these pictures were amazing for her (maybe she liked them), but they look really embarrassing for me and my brother, because she captured some hugely weird and strange moments of our childhood. I think they’re quite funny, from a certain point of view: the only problem is that I’m the subject of these weird pictures.

written by yopanic


  1. rbruce63


    Lucky you! Your mother is a great photographer, the pictures are sharp, the colors have the patina of a bygone era, and your weather helped save your heritage of a loving family upbringing! Now I would recommend that you scan the pictures and create a photobook to preserve this heritage, perhaps the title should be "Yopanic Guide to Baby and Child Upbringing!" Congratulations!

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  2. yopanic


    @rbruce63 Thank you very much...!! I already printed some of these pictures and I will think about your suggestion...

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  3. bsdunek


    Too bad the negatives are gone, but very glad for you that your Mother took these photos.. I love your boots in the first few photos.

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  4. tunnybird


    Wonderful treasures! Good on your mum and good for you on taking the time to preserve these lovely images.

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