Fisheye and Me

2012-09-06 2

People always say that your first crush is memorable; that your first love is unforgettable. I immediately knew the feeling when I owned the Fisheye. Here’s my memorable, unforgettable story, together with it.

I grew up in a fishing village, yet I don’t eat fish. Funny.

The time I started having a deep connection with fish was in the year 2010, when I got a Fisheye 2, which was my first Lomography camera. I simply liked the features of the Fisheye 2, especially its protruding eye on top of it. People whisper about it: toy-like, functionless, old-fashioned. WHO CARES. Deep inside, I was jumping up and down with excitement when handling it the first time.

The very first snap of it.
Hustle and bustle of city.
Close distance eye contact with a goat.
170-degree wide angle view of a temple.
Wide angle easily fit all of us in.
Light painting using B mode.

I was glad when people changed their minds. Toy-like NO MORE, functionless NO MORE, old-fashioned NO MORE. I received common feedbacks like “WOW”, “COOL” and “How did you do that?”. Easy. Remember the sixth Lomographic golden rule – Don’t think, just shoot.

That’s life.

I always have good time with it, till the day…when we were in Sarawak. I was jumping and skipping with joy, waiting for a boat to approach. Maybe it was my carelessness. I didn’t notice the loosening of my camera strap and then it dropped into the river under the bridge. I could feel the world stopped turning. 1 second… 2 seconds… plopped. I didn’t have enough time to say goodbye, and it swam away.

Men need freedom, I guess fish do too. My Fisheye 2 swam back to its own world.

Who knows, perhaps after centuries, it will be exhibited in a museum located in Sarawak, as an artifact. Don’t forget, the roll of film inside still got me. So I’m gonna be famous in the future?!!

Wait and see.

written by alive13 on 2012-09-06 #gear #review #malaysia #fisheye2


  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    That's sad. But don't stop shooting with films!

  2. emmaaaa
    emmaaaa ·

    Sad, but lovely shots.

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