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Lomographer for a Day: My Dad, the Portrait Master

I lent my Holga 135 loaded with Dm Paradies 200 film to my dad and turned him into "Lomographer for a Day," or as it happened with my dad, for two short hours. Take a look what he's done!

Meet my dad.

Photo by lomofrue

He’s a big man, an artist, a restorer of old paintings by profession and a bohemian soul by choice. He loves and lives art. But it’s been a long long time since I’ve seen him with an analogue camera. He used to shoot a lot, I have some really gorgeous photos from my childhood. I don’t know what happened but he never uses analogue cameras any more and he sold them all before I got into this analogue world.

An example of my father’s photo of me when I was a kid:

Photo by lomofrue

When I saw this project I knew I had to get my dad try it out. I gave him my Holga 135 and I said it’s all loaded, you just have to shoot it and I’ll develope it. He wasn’t thrilled, he said he’ll never finish one roll and didn’t know if he’s up for it. Well, two hours later he called me and said he’s all finished up. What? How could that be? He said he went to the market he goes every day, told everybody he’s doing a project and just basically shoot everyone he met. I was so excited. I mean, I’m really trying to shoot more portraits but I’m always thinking I’m bothering people, and then he goes around and just does it. I’m so proud of him!

Portraits my father shot:

How long since has it been since you had shot a film roll?
I don’t really remember. I think it must have been more than 10 years ago.

How would you describe the experience in five words?
Fun, quick, easy, different, oldschool

Which picture, out of all you took, do you like the best, and why?
A photo of my best friend,;I have never done a double exposure before and this just happened.

If you could teleport to any part of the world with this camera and lots of film, which would it be and why?
Somewhere by the sea, because I think this camera likes the sunshine.

Now you know a little bit the lomography world, what camera would you buy?
Probably this one, Holga 135, it’s really easy to use.

He’s not a full time lomographer yet, but I think if I load my Holga 135 with a film and give it to him he’ll probably shoot film again without any problems.

written by lomofrue

1 comment

  1. bsdunek

    bsdunek

    Your Dad is very talented. Really like how he frames people - different.
    Just a tip, film must be cleaned better before scanning. I see a lot of dirt and lint on the photos which detracts from the subject.

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