The Lomography story..

Since arriving in London Ontario in Canada, after finishing my 2010 summer Euro trip, I have been fulfilling my promise of taking Lomographs of ‘The other London" (check out my articles for that) and in about the first 10 days I had shot around 3 rolls of film and having the only lab in the city which develops not only Color but slide and 120 about 5 minutes walk away really helps. I’ve fallen back in love with the contrast, the not knowing what you’re going to get, the waiting to get the photos back from the lab, the constant need for wanting to try something new and have also developed an obsession with entering all the contests I can (and all the while being able to take more and more Lomographs along the way) to build build up my “Piggie” bank.
In the time since I’ve been back in Canada, and made my home on Lomography I’ve been lucky enough to have been included in the lomography Email newsletter, had my photo be photo of the day, started organizing a series which i’ve had in the back of my mind for a very long time about childhood toys, had my article published for the Lomolocation, was one of the winners of the Lomowall rumble and have gained a whole lot of inspiration by looking at other Lomographers work.

I now can’t wait until I go up to Toronto in a couple of weeks time to go to the new Lomography store there and I love getting my Lomo on everyday!

How has Lomography inspired you?
Credits: erinwoodgatesphotography

written by erinwoodgatesphotography on 2010-11-06


  1. nacarilegea
    nacarilegea ·

    Hey! nice blog, it seems u are a quick learner :) lover ur pics!!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Nice story indeed! :) Love the shadow shot, make a lot of these too... ;)

  3. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    "build up my Piggie bank" oooh yes those lovely little piggies, I can't get enough of them ;)
    and this remembers me, that I still have to take photos for my photokina-location...but it's getting dark to early now...shame on me, but I think I have to wait till spring to get some proper photos

  4. mastarto
    mastarto ·

    Piggie bank =)),like your story

  5. squamy
    squamy ·

    Lovely blog!! :D

  6. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    It's true, once you get your first piggies by surprise you can't stop entering competitions or writing articles :) Nice article and have fun in Toronto Lomo store!

  7. maymosciaro
    maymosciaro ·

    great story!!
    very good idea to get to kinow your new city through you camera!!

  8. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    Hey @nacarilegea, I have done alot of photography in the past but only really just got into Lomography in the past few months..
    @spoeker I'm sure you'd be able to get some amazing shots in winter as well! I'm definitely taking my Holga out tomorrow loaded with B&W to shoot some snow but I haven't done that with film before so i'll see how I go..
    Thanks a lot everyone :)

  9. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    cool :3

  10. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    nice story:) i love this story!
    If only i Went to photokina:'(

  11. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Ooh London! I'm going there in a few months!!

    Lovely story :)

  12. atreyuthechild
    atreyuthechild ·

    Sounds like you've been a really busy bee with your lomography! Good luck on your travels. Please read my story here:…

  13. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    @eatcpcks thanks yeah photokina was a great time, check out my blog if you're interested in…
    @natalieerachel are you going to London, England or London, Ontario?
    @atreyuthechild thanks yeah and the story is even longer now, will have to update it every few months I think :)

  14. nea
    nea ·

    the current hobby and addiction: piggies hunting!

  15. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·

    Lovely story, :D. Wow, you're so lucky, I wish we had a Lomography Embassy Store here in Venezuela. :).

  16. phaliyp
    phaliyp ·

    so sweet!!! ^^

  17. blancarleal
    blancarleal ·

    thanks for your link, your entry is very nice!

  18. dyluzo
    dyluzo ·

    great stuff !

  19. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    Thank you everyone for the kind words and @neurodiaz I definitely think myself lucky to be in the same country as a store but it is still a 2 and a bit hr drive and without a car I have only been able to get there once since it opened up! I'm hoping to go to the store in London England when I go there for Christmas :)

  20. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    wow you're very lucky! lomo on!

  21. alehopgm
    alehopgm ·

    Oh! So nice!