The Lomomorphosis

Credits: bravebird

you love photography.
you like your digital camera until
you see someone with a lomo for the first time.
you think that person is stupid because of using old-fashioned film.
you can’t believe that a plastic lens can produce adorable pictures.
you know you have to find out.
you buy your first lomo camera.
you take your first pictures.
you realize that your heartbeat is increased all the time.
you bring the film to the lab.
you have sleepless nights.
you hold the developed film in your hands.
you scan the negatives.
you register on the lomography website.
you enter your own lomo home.
you load up your first pictures.
you get likes from other community members.
you like and comment pictures from other users.
you start having friends on the lomography website.
you achieve awards.
you feel success.
you want more.
you find out that one lomo camera is not enough.
you try out different film types.
you improve your creativity.
you join competitions.
you spend more and more freetime with all these lomo things.
you cancel appointments with friends because you are busy.
you realize that even two lomo cameras couldn’t be enough.
you try out several experiments.
you are proud of having the lomo home of the day.
you feel addiction.
you need still more camera accessories.
you win competitions.
you could embrace the whole world.
you become a popular community member.
you start calling yourself a lomographer.
you have more films in your fridge than food.
you think digital photography is too ordinary for you.
you start collecting analog cameras.
you carry more than two lomos during a voyage.
you ask yourself if you possibly became a freak.
you get the most popular lomo home of a whole month.
you are speachless.
you know from now on that lomo is your life.
you love your life.
you love lomo.
you are me… or you?

written by bravebird on 2011-08-24


  1. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Hehe, I have NO idea what you are talking about. :p :D

  2. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    of course not @clickiemcpete ;)

  3. mapix
    mapix ·

    wonderfull real fairy tale ;-)

  4. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    ...if the virus gets you.... ((:

  5. artichekt
    artichekt ·

    what about founding a self help group? "anonymous lomographers"? :-)

  6. katinkaja
    katinkaja ·

    it is alarming, ALL of these points are true! ;-)

  7. elvis
    elvis ·

    True true true ! :-)

  8. atria007
    atria007 ·

    is trueee!!!! ^__^

  9. dabai
    dabai ·

    so true hahahaha

  10. russheath
    russheath ·

    :D ;D

  11. palkina
    palkina ·

    this is me. how did you guess? :D

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·


  13. devildi
    devildi ·


  14. markimnia
    markimnia ·

    Hm i think i recognise myself at the point of having the first film printed...:)

  15. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    amen. i so can relate! :)

  16. freyaramoana
    freyaramoana ·

    how true!

  17. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    congratulations... you are officially a lomo-addict. no, i meant i am an addict. oh wait, no, we all are. hahaha.

  18. blablabla-anab
    blablabla-anab ·

    BRILLIANT!!! and so true. Congratulations!

  19. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    @artichekt : anonymous Lomoholics :-)
    "you ask yourself if you possibly became a freak" :D :D
    trifft bis auf das mit dem Lomohome usw wahrscheinlich auf die meisten hier zu haha :D

  20. bravebird
    bravebird ·

    @guinastrapazi alles eine Frage der Zeit :)

  21. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    wie lange machst du schon analoge fotografie, bzw lomo? :)

  22. bravebird
    bravebird ·

    @guinastrapazi seit etwa 3 Jahren

  23. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    und einfach nicht mehr wegzudenken :)