With analogue photography fighting cancer


When my mum told me by phone she had a cancer, I was devastated. She called and let me know about it only after the first operation, because she did not want me to be worried and scared. I couldn’t stop crying after we finished the call. I was in a trap of new job, moving to a new flat and finishing my school. I wanted to be with her and support her as much as she is always supporting me, but I couldn’t leave straight after the news.

Credits: erikagrendel

Fortunately, I managed to go home, but still only for a few days. Honestly, my mum is very brave, I guess I am more scared than she is. And now after the second operation, she needs to be even stronger and get through the treatment, to heal, to get better and healthy again. I am not writing this to spill out my heart. I just realized in last three months how my dreamy world can be easily broken and how everything can be changed quickly.

Credits: erikagrendel

My mum has been the biggest fan of my photos. And since I cannot be with her everyday to support her, I decided to send her as often as I can a lomo-postcard made always from one of my more cheerful, happier, colourful photos. I found out that I do not have many of those and here comes the reason of writing this blog. My dear lomo-friends, if you have some cheerful, funny, beautiful, sunny and witty photos and you do not mind me using them for a “get-well-and-be-strong-postcard”, please leave a link to them in the comment. I am sure the collection of postcards we can create in this way will make her happier!

Thanks in advance.
I love you mum!

written by erikagrendel on 2014-03-22


  1. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    For you and for your mum www.lomography.com/homes/sirio174/popular/photos/15517258

  2. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    What a lovely idea. This one's for your mom... www.lomography.com/homes/sandravo/photos/19460201

  3. waggrad00
    waggrad00 ·

    What a beautiful idea!!! This is for you and for your mum!!!! XX, Julia www.lomography.com/homes/waggrad00/photos/18933276

  4. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @sirio174, @sandravo, @waggrad00 thank you very much for your support and photos! i am sure my mum will love them <3

  5. stratski
    stratski ·

    Oof, it's hard to top those wonderful pictures... But Smiling Horse says: get well soon, mum! www.lomography.com/homes/stratski/photos/15397917

  6. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @stratski thank you <3

  7. schugger
    schugger ·

    Send your mum all my best wishes, please!...and another postcard: www.lomography.com/homes/schugger/albums/1982173-menorca-th…

  8. avola
    avola ·

    A lot of strength to go through this, for you as a daughter too. Take those blooming flowers

  9. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    lots of love for u and ur mum!! a 'troll' face may make her laugh :P www.lomography.com/homes/nacarilegea/photos/17069372

  10. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @schugger, @avola, @nacarilegea thank you so much <3 and have a great day!

  11. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    Take this as a „looking forward to a healthy future“ card. Stay strong and all the best for your mom.

  12. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    And here are some colourful flowers:www.lomography.com/homes/roxyvonschlotterstein/albums/20071…

  13. jimjimm
    jimjimm ·

    from india...here is a character of legend...the maratha warriors...icons.. who inspire all.. here to be strong....best wishes..


  14. roxyvonschlotterstein
    roxyvonschlotterstein ·

    I totally forgot the link. www.lomography.com/photos/17903884

  15. ejb
    ejb ·

    That's such a lovely thing to do for her! I am sorry I don't have anti contribute I'm still just learning. Goodluck though and prayers for your family!

  16. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @roxyvonschlotterstein and @jimjimm thank you very very much for your pictures, I will be glad to use them for mum's postcards :) <3
    @ejb thank you so much for your kind words!

  17. sweetyyydreams
    sweetyyydreams ·

    Just stumbled upon your blog article and I wish your mom to stay strong and get well soon. Here's a contribution for your lomo-postcards if you like it :) www.lomography.com/homes/sweetyyydreams/popular/photos/1632…

  18. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @sweetyyydreams thank you sooo much. It is lovely!

  19. alexkon
    alexkon ·

    Very Good that you do not forget the parents. My mom liked this photo from the Red Sea.
    Maybe your mom will like it too www.lomography.com/homes/alexkon/photos/19329082