I was so pleased when I got a LOL camera as a gift when my friend came home from Las Vegas as I had read a review on here in March and fallen in love with the zany results.
I got this camera, which I now know to have come from an American branch of the shop Urban Outfitters as a gift from my friend Adam. It is basically a disposable camera with some things pre-exposed on it to make each frame unique and different with an overlay over your pictures. As soon as I saw it and remembered the article about it from earlier this year I couldn’t wait to use it. I saved it up for the Lomo meeting in York at the end of July.
I opened it up very, very excitedly and got going with it early on in the morning of the meeting. I was a bit gutted when I got it out and the flash didn’t work. This meant I had to open up the orange Urban Outfitters box and take out the physical camera to see if it would be okay to use when it was cloudy. Underneath, the pretty orange box was a Kodak disposable camera, with most of the label peeled off and drawn on!!! I was a bit surprised at the suddenly rubbish packaging but it did make it a lot easier to see out of the viewfinder. Plus it revealed that the camera was 800 ISO, still in date and would therefore be okay without the flash all day. I shot the entire roll in York, trying hard to make the most of the frames and get people to pose in the right places.
I missed with a few of the shots — particularly the mustache ones, which has made me determined to track down another of these cameras and try again. However, as only 4000 were ever made, I am beginning to lose hope!