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The Friendship in Lomography; Blueskyandhardrock's LomoDiary

A true and comfortable friendship is hard to find especially with all the strangers who surround us in this insane world.

But when you’ve met that one friend you are truly happy with, then it is no doubt a wonderful feeling! And that is what this month’s LomoDiary, from blueskyandhardrock, has to express. Let us know more about her analogue experiences and how Lomography keeps her happy!

Name: Michelle Rae
Lomography Username: blueskyandhardrock
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Number of years as a Lomographer: More than three years now
Number of years in the Community: As long as I’ve been a Lomographer!

Kindly relate to us any memorable experience, whether happy or sad, you’ve had in relation to Lomography.

What’s so great about Lomography is the fact that you can easily connect with some wonderful AND innately talented people from all over the world. You can have such strong connections with them even before meeting them in person all because you share the same passion! I have met some really great friends through Lomography like ceduxi0n, adbigmilk, vicuna, peropero, lomosexual_manboy, titidvivant, and satomi. And while over the years I’ve lost touch with some of those people, the memories I have of them and the things I’ve learned from them are so amazing that I still feel connected to them. I am forever grateful to this Community for paving the way for us to meet, online or in person.

I actually met one of my best friends through the Community – myloveletter (you might know her from the inspiring underwater photos she’s produced over the years!) I met her through Lomography and when I was on one of my summer road trips, we arranged to meet in St. Augustine in Florida where she was living then. I stayed overnight at her place and that entire night, we talked over wine and beer like we have been friends for years, even though that was the first time we’ve met in person! Since then, we’ve gone through a lot together. Now, we’re better friends than ever!

What are the emotions that best explain this story you have? What are your thoughts about it?

Serenity is probably the best word to describe how I feel. I feel at peace because it gives me a sense of being connected to people, of belongingness. It makes me feel that I am not alone and I have people like myloveletter who are not only great friends but also share my intense love for Lomography.

If ever this experience did not occur in your life, what kind of person are you right now? Are you not the same person without this experience?

Honestly, I wouldn’t be an entirely different person. But I also wouldn’t be completely who I am now had I not met myloveletter and the others because each and every person I have met through this Community has influenced me in one way or another. Really, it’s all thanks to Lomography because they gave me the gift of belongingness and friendship!

Head on and see blueskyandhardrock’s personal Lomo gallery!

One of the best things about Lomography is the fact that you can easily connect with some wonderful people that share your interests.

I am forever grateful to this Community for making it possible for me to meet other Lomographers.

I met one of my very best friends, myloveletter, through Lomography.

The first time I met myloveletter in person, we talked like we have been friends forever!

Got a story to share? How important is Lomography in your life? Your story might just be perfect for our LomoDiary so head on and give me a line at!

written by mayeemayee


  1. dida



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  3. mafiosa


    Great article about an awesome lomographer. Lots of love for @blueskyandhardrock <3

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  4. blueskyandhardrock


    @dida @clownshoes thank you both. Love you! @mafiosa awww that's very sweet of you. Thank you! Lots of love for you too and you're the one who is an awesome Lomographer! I mean it!

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  5. kibs


    Excellent article and subject! :)

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  6. stouf



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  7. shoujoai


    amazing article and impressive pictures @blueskyandhardrock <3

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  8. kneehigh85


    Yay. I love this article. I want to be @blueskyandhardrock's friend - she always has fruit loops!!!

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  9. sobetion


    @blueskyandhardrock You're always "THE BEST" for me <3<3<3

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  10. blueskyandhardrock


    @kibs awwww thank you baby girl! @stouf thank you my friend @shoujoai thanks girl
    @kneehigh85 we are friends! and i'll send you a couple of boxes if you want. just say the word. fruit loops + cold milk = best comfort food! @sobetion lots of love for you. you're the best.

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  11. blueskyandhardrock


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  12. bravebird


    Sweet Michelle, great article and awesome pictures!!!

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  13. mayeemayee


    Thanks for this interview, @blueskyandhardrock! Cheers to 2013! :)

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  14. moodification


    Great pictures, great article! Keep up the good work @blueskyandhardrock! ;-)

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  15. blueskyandhardrock


    @upic that means a lot from my hero! @moodification thank you my dear!
    @mayeemayee thanks for interviewing me! xo

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  16. marta1901


    @blueskyandhardrock very moving article! :) Happy 2013 guapa!

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  17. sweetyyydreams


    Great article of a great, inspiring lomographer!

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  18. natalieerachel


    Can you guys come visit me?? :) @blueskyandhardrock @myloveletter

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  19. disdis


    love love love @blueskyandhardrock!

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  20. kneehigh85


    That would literally rock my boyfriend's world!!! In return I could post you some English things.

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  21. myloveletter


    Ohhhhhjj, bb! I love you so much!!!! I just saw this article, quite by accident, and my goodness, I'm glad I didn't miss it! You are such an inspiration to me and I know we have a rare, beautiful friendship anyway, but that we are mutually inspiring to each other. I can't wait until we are again in each other's daily lives and can be that constant inspiration to each other, but I know you will continue to produce amazing work, photography and writing regardless of how inspired you may be. You are truly special. I can't say enough to express how I feel... you are a true artist. Such a rare thing these days...

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  22. robotto_dawad


    nice article @blueskyandhardrock :D

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  23. peropero


    how come i only saw this now? <3<3<3

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This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Deutsch & Spanish.