October 23rd, morning. Vilnius, an ordinary day. Life, decorated with autumn colors, does not stand still. Someone goes dinner, while others have only got up from bed. Mysterious spot by the local used to be call as a "hotel of Things" is still on the rush, last debate and preparation works. Soon there will be a birthday celebration. Hero of an anniversary stands quiet and does not involves in to debates. He thinks, thinks about what he have done during 25 years of living and what the future will bring to him. While he thinks, the evening sneaks in.
October 23rd, morning. Vilnius, an ordinary day. Life, decorated with autumn colors, does not stand still. Someone goes dinner, while others have only got up from bed. Mysterious spot by the local used to be call as a “hotel of Things” is still on the rush, last debate and preparation works. Soon there will be a birthday celebration. Hero of an anniversary stands quiet and does not involves in to debates. He thinks, thinks about what he have done during 25 years of living and what the future will bring to him. While he thinks, the evening sneaks in.
Celebration starts at 20:00 local time. The first guest (should be from the wrong time zone), comes at 19 hours 4 minutes. We do not ask him to leave, we let him stay and monitor how we hang the last decorations, how we set up LC-A shaped cookies, cakes lomonovskaja and other regale. Dj Domas quietly turns an old gramophone and the heart cracking lovely melody inveigles the guest. Later gets the second, third, more and more …. Guests. By The Court disapproved data, the party has around 100 Guests. Atmosphere is fantastic. One guest is happier than another, friendlier than others and so on. Regale birthday table specially designed for guests baked cookies and cakes. Everyone attacks on the communication and, of course, on clicking camera buttons. Hero of an anniversary smiles, he feels honored.
Event organizers decided that it‘s time to announce the official start of the party. Hardly draws attention to the crowd and thank‘s the guests for coming and celebrating LC-A birthday. Speech was said by “hotel of Things” owners Aistė and Dalia, perpetrators of this event, lomographers, Andrius (
dogma) and Mantas (mantozauras) and lomography ambassadors to the Baltic countries – Maxim and Anna. The party official opened – everyone dives in to celebrating and chilling.
Comunication warms up and the hall is affects by the aura of goodness. The most curios and thirsty for new experience guests Andrius (@dogma) invites in to magical world of films developing in coffee. Workshop is successful. Other festival participants creates paper masks and try to reincarnate in to the monkey, squirrel ore even LC-A camera …
Later, guests are invited to the second floor, there they find tiny movie theater. Everybody knows that here they will watch specially for this event created movie “Step by step.” Mantas (@mantozauras) and Tomas, the film-makers, thanks to all who helped to make the first film about the Lithuanian lomographers. The session begins.
Twenty-minute film passes within a few moments. During his audience gasp, laugh, pleased to see beautiful photos and good cheer Lomographers comments. People who, haven‘t photographed a lot, after film declares that their life goals added with one more item – to get LC-A and start shooting.
The last an the sweetest part – to eat specially for this birthday baked, shamelessly looking like the real Hero of this anniversary, cake. Organizers awards the most active, ingenious and happiest festival participants with sweet lomographic prizes. The party advances to next level. Guests slowly begin to disperse. It remains the most resistant. They behave the same way as the majority party statistics of players: drinking “Lomovskaja” from developing tanks and other darkroom equipment, dancing with cardboard boxes on their heads, and still shooting a lot. The film is showing the last frame, it is loosened and putted in the pocket, all saying good-bye, hug and go home. Until next birthday!
For this birthday Hero of an anniversary thank‘s: LSI, “The hotel of Things” and its owners Aistė ir Dalia, Lomographers Mantas (mantozauras) and Andrius (dogma), DJ Domas, Contraforma, Hellpers Miglė, Tomas, Rūta.
The photos displayed here are from: Mantas Pelakauskas (mantozauras), Aistė Nesterovaitė, Anna Avsejenko, Maxim Shadursky, Andrius Mickus (dogma), Justinas Rimeikis, lomotech.