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LomoLove: My LomoHome of the Day Award Speech

The forgotten LHOTD awards speech, found crumpled in the pocket of the jacket I wore that evening.

The forgotten LHOTD awards speech, found crumpled in the pocket of the jacket I wore that evening

First, I would like to thank my parents, for bringing me in to this world, and for planting and nurturing the creative seed in me. For loving me and taking a big part in making me the man I am today.

Then, big and special thanks to my girl, who introduced me to Lomography. She was the one who brought Lady D, our first Lomographic camera – a Diana F+, in to our home. And thanks for loving me with my obsession and with the growing camera collection and all the films in the fridge, and for supporting me and encouraging me to keep on being obsessive. Most of the time.

My very special girl

And then of course, to all of you Lomographers here, in this positive, loving and supporting community. To each one of you who visited my home and gave me feedback and to all of you who never visited my home but did visit other people’s homes and gave them feedback, and those people went on and visited other people’s homes and gave them feedback and this way this wonderful community keeps the love going. A big part of what keeps me thinking day and night about taking pictures, about cameras and funky films, is the fact that I get to share the results of it all with you people.

One of the first things I learned here is that many times the photos I was less happy about (mostly because they didn’t come out just like I planned they would) were liked by Lomographers here, which made me look at them again, differently. And this is one of the great things about sharing your Lomographs – you get a chance to see them through other people’s eyes.

The abundance of beauty to be found here is a pleasure and an inspiration. The experiments I come across make me eager to go out there and test and try and cross and push and double and capture, capture it all. There is so much out there, and I have all of my life ahead of me.

Photo by paramir

And last but not least, thanks to all the people at LSI, the people behind the scenes, working hard in maintaining and improving this place, this place where we can all meet and share our passion and craziness.

Thank you all, thank you very much!
LOMO ON and good night!!

written by paramir

17 comments

  1. nene_photography

    nene_photography

    Ooh, amazing words. Indeed. Now I'm ready to start another day with my beloved Holga. You're right: it's always interesting to look at your picture with other people's eyes. Keep lomo"ing".

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  2. yarah

    yarah

    Nice speech!! :D

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  3. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    yeah beautiful speech :D i love your first lomographs !

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  4. zulupt

    zulupt

    Great first shots!!!

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  5. Ed-Ted

    I'm new here but I really agree with your comments about the community. also, I loved picture number 1 so much I tracked it down and commented on it.
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  6. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great speech ! You translated well the feelings many lomographers have for lomography... and I fully agree with you! :)))

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  7. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    Clap clap clap! Truly from the heart. I agree with @vicuna, you verbalized the LomoLove that we all feel. Congratulations! And hello to your special girl :)

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  8. panelomo

    panelomo

    very inspirational - well deserved @paramir :)

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  9. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    High five!!

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  10. nural

    nural

    Congrats!!!!

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  11. hotaru

    hotaru

    great speech! bravo!

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  12. violet_rayy

    violet_rayy

    Could not have said it better myself! Brilliant x

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  13. satomi

    satomi

    yeah, I think we all agree that we are part of such a special community here:))

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  14. paramir

    paramir

    thank you all for the lovely comments and the votes! I found a very special place here and I am happy to share it with you guys!
    @tallgirlrocks - you can "meet" my special one @tarantula

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  15. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    awwww. that's so nice! :)

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  16. fancholland2

    fancholland2

    Great speech paramir, I share the same feelings, lomo on!

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  17. stouf

    stouf

    I love this ! And you're so right about the fact that some lomographers like shots that aren't your favourites, and hence, make you look at them with a different eye...

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