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Neighborhood Lomographs

If you are the type of person who has a lot of things on his plate, there's always a way for you to indulge in some analogue photography every once in awhile. Whatever you may have lined up for the day, just make sure to have your film camera handy - and fully loaded, so you wouldn't miss out on any precious moments even if it's just from your local neighborhood.

Nowadays it’s actually quite common for people to be handling so many things all at once. Multitasking has become an acquired trait for most as they try to juggle work duties with their studies and hobbies – such as lomography. I am actually one of those people, the lure to pick up my camera and start photographing city scenes is something that’s hard to resist although making time for it always seems to be my biggest hindrance.

One day, I spent a good chunk of my time running errands – I went to the market, the bakery, the bank, sent out mails; I was basically running around our neighborhood trying to accomplish things in my to-do list. However, with so many activities planned for the day, I made sure to have my camera with me and took pictures of the neighborhood. If you’re always pressed for time like me, just be creative! Try to see the ordinary things in your life in a different light.

I took a picture of the fruit vendor, a guy from the bakery, street graffiti, a building that I actually pass by everyday, a bicycle parked at the sidewalk, a phone booth, basically things that sum up my day-to-day life. When you find yourself in need of some inspiration for your analogue photographs, simply take a look at the things and people around you and just capture whatever that catches your fancy – even if it’s just in your neighborhood. Who knows, you might find a wonderful surprise even in what you consider as merely banal things so make it a point to capture all these in film!

written by lucianamorin and translated by lucianamorin

6 comments

  1. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    I love your article, such a nice read. I couldn't agree more! No matter how busy I get, I manage to squeeze analogue moments from time to time. Those ordinary, everyday things are also Lomo moments waiting to happen :)

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  2. lucianamorin

    lucianamorin

    Oh, happy you enjoy it!
    Thanks a lot =)

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  3. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Like the article and the photos are great.

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  4. tiro8

    tiro8

    i really like your article. i've started doing the same thing; taking a camera along on all my everyday errands and activities. i'm finding that the more i do, the better my street shooting instincts get. i think this is where great photos come from, we just gotta be ready to catch them. by the way, cool gallery with this post!

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  5. lucianamorin

    lucianamorin

    Yeah, I always have a camera in my bag, we never know what we'll see at the streets!!

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  6. andpoto501

    buenisimas las imagenes :)

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