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My Lomo Story by sidra

I have always been interested in photography, ever since I can remember I've had some sort of camera with me. When I was growing up, it was a Kodak instamatic. A point and shoot with a 125 film cartridge. I loved the idea that i could actually keep a moment in time frozen , bring that moment to the developer down the street and then actually see that moment a week later when my films got back to me.

I have always been interested in photography, ever since I can remember I’ve had some sort of camera with me. When I was growing up, it was a Kodak instamatic. A point and shoot with a 125 film cartridge. I loved the idea that i could actually keep a moment in time frozen , bring that moment to the developer down the street and then actually see that moment a week later when my films got back to me.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I became an ultrasound technologist. Medical Imaging is still imaging, after all. So I constantly tell my patients that I’m only the photographer. I take photos of their bodies, but it’s photography, nonetheless.

When digital started , I thought, wow … I will get my moment immediately. But I soon realized that digital photography totally took all the surprise and anticipation out of photography for me. I found it a fleeting thing. Not very artistic, not very thought of. Something like a tv dinner. Fast and there but not very savored. It was fast food instead of fine dining. So, my love of photography was over.

Until I found LOMOGRAPHY!!!!

The local urban outfitters store turned me on to this wonderful world. I always loved urban outfitters and one day, there she was!!! THE HOLGA!!!! I said what the hell is that? Then did a google search and found the lomography website and I was hooked!!!

My love for photography is back in full force. I have an LCA +, Diana, Holga, Holga black corner, Smena Symbol, Vilia and heart every one of my cameras. My obsession with double exposures, strange compositions and all the other great lomo tips have brought me raised eyebrows from friends. They always question why I don’t use a digital camera and think I am a bit odd for not embracing the digital revolution.

Maybe they are right. But as the man says, If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

written by sidra

7 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    Cool story! And I totally agree with you about the image of "digital fast food" versus the "analogue fine dining"... I LOVE fine dining!! :)))

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  2. strangelilgirl

    strangelilgirl

    perhaps my favorite "my lomo story" yet!

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  3. superlighter

    superlighter

    yes, cool story!

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  4. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    sink kitty! xD cool story

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  5. reinertlee

    reinertlee

    Great story! Sounds dramatic to me ;-D

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  6. babo

    babo

    Great story! Love the shots!

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  7. lomomonnom

    lomomonnom

    I love your story.

    Greetz from Belgium

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