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Brazilian blogger Daniel Duclos in Amsterdam with the La Sardina

Amsterdam is a city full of expats, like the Brazilian blogger Daniel Duclos. He became friends with the La Sardina documented his Dutch life since a few months in a wide angle.

Photo by ducsamsterdam

Name: Daniel Duclos
Lomography Username: ducsamsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Holland

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
Hey, my name is Daniel and I live as an expat in Amsterdam since a few years. I am a writer and last year a published my very first Amsterdam City Guide. Especially for Brazilian tourists in Amsterdam. During the day I mainly work on my blog about Amsterdam, and shoot a lot of photos.

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
Lomography caught my attention a few years ago. I used to take lots of analogue pictures already, and since I got in touch with the Lomography team I have been shooting snapshots with the La Sardina.

Describe the La Sardina in 5 words.
A super cool analogue camera!

How did you like shooting with the La Sardina?
It was a total new experience. Not the analogue part of it, but shooting with a light weight camera that looks like a can of sardines. In the beginning I was amazed it actually could create pretty cool analogue pictures. The wide angle lens is also a very cool feature of the camera!

Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
Not really actually. I always try to be as unnoticed as possible while I’m walking down the street shooting pictures. I don’t want to look like a real tourist in a foreign city, and that’s why I put the La Sardina back in my bag straight after I took a shot. That is real Daniel-style.

Kindly share with us any La Sardina photo you love the most
Ha, that would be three pictures! First the LEGO photo with bubbles. When I saw that picture, I really thought: “did I shot that photo?”. The second snapshot I like is the one of the statue in the park. It has a great composition and contrast. And the third was in the Vondelpark. A double exposure which came out a bit spooky with ghosts everywhere.

Any future plans with your La Sardina? Something for your blog maybe?
Yes, it would be cool to create a book like the city guide, but then only use analogue pictures. Now I’ve played around with the La Sardina I guess the chance is pretty big I will actually make that plan reality in the near future. Fingers crossed! Besides that I would like to teach my little daughter to start shooting with the La Sardina. I believe this camera is perfect for children to get to know analogue photography. When I was a kid, my parents also gave me a simple analogue camera to play around with. I really loved it and now want to give my own girl the same fun experience!

Your advice for further La Sardina users
Take your camera everywhere you go and don’t forget the focus! That is honestly the one and only tip I can give you. Enjoy!

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written by mrmaart and translated by mrmaart

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The original version of this article is written in: Nederlands. It is also available in: Português & Deutsch.