Life in Lomo: My one year Anniversary in Lomography


Some time in 2008, I had a dream that something great was going to happen to me on the 13th of September. Lomography changed my life.

Some time in 2008, I had a dream that something great was going to happen to me on the 13th of September. There were no hints whatsoever about what might happen that day but my boyfriend convinced me that the date would probably bring me luck and hence I waited for that day to arrive and unexpectedly 13th September 2008 marked my first step towards Lomography!

I got my first Lomo camera, a purple Holga 120GCFN on that day and I named it Barney. It was a pretty random thing as a friend of mine was buying a Holga for himself so he asked if I was interested in buying one so I said ok, even if it’s in purple!

From then on, I have indulged myself in Lomography and experimented on different cameras and film and it practically consumed my free time. I brought my cameras whenever I travel and it’s been such a joy to look forward to collecting the dozens of rolls of film from the lab in great anticipation.

I was obsessed – always checking on the LSI website for news updates and tips, ebay & photography forums for interesting cameras and film and I’ll always crave for a new toy to play with. Right now I have so many cameras there isn’t enough space in my dry cabinet to fit them all in!

Besides that I made a lot of friends through this new love of mine. It’s a common interest that brings different cultures together. Some are from LomotionSG which is a forum for Lomographers in Singapore, Lomokids – a forum based in Malaysia and LSI where I get to know u lot here!

I celebrated my first year “In Lomo” with fellow lomo fanatics eating ice cream in candlelight at Once upon a Milkshake, a quaint cafe serving delicious ice cream & milkshakes, with much hope for years to come. So cheers to Lomo for making my world a whole lot more exciting!

written by quaisoir on 2009-09-27 #news #anniversary #friends #lomography #holga #personal-experience


  1. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    yeah! happy lomo birthday shareen :)

  2. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    yeahhhh...lomo on
    selamat hari jadi shereen

  3. icenik
    icenik ·

    w00t! you got published too :)

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Cool!!! I just recently celebrated my one year anniversary as well. Time sure flies when you're with a Lomo.

  5. comezone
    comezone ·

    congrats! I feel the same way...

  6. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    thanks all!!!wow...i didn't know this got published! Juz wanna share my joy of lomography with everyone. :)

  7. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    wah congrats! I'm still far from 1 year haha! Nice gallery :D 2nd year on the way haha

  8. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    WAHHH! famous famous, too bad gissy on in the pics! and yeah 13sep is special, its my birthday too after all. Wish i nv broke my nose in pri sch, arrgh the days.

  9. gissysux
    gissysux ·

    WAHAHAHA two of the pictures I took made it on! And why didn't you and azzzy tell me it was a special day! Aiyah at least I treated shareen to ice cream. Woot for great ice cream!

  10. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    I miss radz.

  11. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    yeah u guys were the best! i actually 4got to even bring Barney to the outing!lol....he needs to rest at home. hey gissy the pic of u that i took on Laziza is featured in the diana mini promo email...:) ur a damn gd model lah...come i belanja u ice cream!

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great post ! Happy birthday quaisoir !

  13. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    thanks stouf...13th sept will be my lomo bday!:)

  14. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    happy lomo birthday!!! :D

  15. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    lomo on! awesome writeup and story!!

  16. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    It's already been 2 years today!!wow how time flies.... :)

  17. florenciaobach
    florenciaobach ·

    please help me! I want to start with all this lomography stuff...I don't have experience in professional cameras and stuff so I don't know if i should get a lomographic camera, although I do want to learn how and I think it's just so cool. please help me and leave a comment in my blog! thanks ;)

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