This is how my Lomo-love began: It was a cold and rainy winters day in Hamburg, December 2010. Shopping was unsuccessful; I was annoyed of the weather… When suddenly I saw this glittering, sparkling golden treasure: A Lomo Fisheye One covered in golden glitter! You made my day, little Fisheye!
I always liked taking photos. But till I met the Lomo Fisheye mostly digital ones with my little camera I took everywhere (As child I owned a Praktika Bf-af without zoom, but this love unfortunately faded with getting my first digital camera). I also own a Polaroid camera, but since the films are so expensive, I rarely made pictures with it.
But then, one this fateful day, everything changed. I went to Urban Outfitters, and saw it: The golden glittering Lomo Fisheye. I felt in love immediately, but stood there for maybe 15 minutes, because I wasn’t sure if I should buy it. Today I don’t understand, why I had to think so long about it, because it was the best decision buying it. I’ve seen Lomography photos before and I’ve always been astonished, how perfectly unperfect they were, and now I’m finally able to took them on my own.
Taking my first photos was really exciting. I took my little treasure everywhere I go and was thrilled by every “Klick” the Fisheye made. While waiting for the first film processing, my excitement was growing bigger and bigger. Even if all of the pictures turned out great, I was infected by the Lomography-fever and wanted to make more, more, more!
Nowadays I take my Fisheye nearly everywhere I go, and together with a good friend I’ve had my first experiments on double exposures. They will be followed by many others; after joining the Lomography community and after reading many Tipsters, we have great plans for 2012 (for example: Adding more cameras to my small collection, to make more perfect unperfect photos!
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