Tracing Your Lomo Beginnings: My Love Affair Since 2007

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In the summer of 2007, three students were talking about this and that in the corner of one University in Bandung. One of them was me; I was wondering why my other two friends were talking about. “Lomography!” I remember when they shouted that to my face, I was clueless back then. When I got home, I opened my Internet browser to search for “Lomography.” I never thought that day would change my life forever! Kids, this is my love affair with Lomography since 2007.

My first ever lomograph!

So, when the day came—the arrival of my first Lomography camera, that is—I will never ever ever forget that feeling. That excitement, that unforgettable moment when I first received the package from the courier. After receiving that package, I ran upstairs and open up the package. My first camera was the Fisheye No.2; as soon as I opened the box and BOOM! There’s my Fisheye No.2!


After that moment, my father came home and said “Adi!! Here’s the film that you ordered!” There goes my first roll and I still remember my first roll was Fuji Superia ISO 400. My father gave me 2 rolls and I quickly loaded it in my brand new Fisheye No.2.

First steps of learning MX!

After shooting with rolls of color negative films, I was curious to try black and white film. Yeah, I was so curious at that time and bought Lucky SHD 100. I think I was so inspired by crazy black and white lomographs that I saw in the Fisheye book!

Credits: adi_totp

Since then I forgot how many rolls of films that I used with my Fisheye No.2 I shot everything and I took my camera everywhere! I just love how people reacted when they saw my Fisheye No.2 and eventually, I shot them! Click! Flash! Click! Flash!

Credits: adi_totp

One thing that I always remember about my first lomographic camera was how I documented my college life through the fisheye lens. It’s funny when I remember those mad crazy moments that I spent with my college buddies. We were young and wasting our time! I really enjoyed my second year in college! Oh those good old days!

Credits: adi_totp

Oh there’s one more thing I would like to tell of you about my love, not my love-affair. I mean how I shot a girl with Fisheye No.2 in one college party, and that girl is now my girlfriend. I began my love-affair with Lomography on 2007 and began my relationship with my girl the next year. And here’s that legendary shot!

Rizka Yuviana

…and you all have to meet my college buddies that introduced me to Lomography.


I think I would say a big thanks to them through this writing. Thanks for introducing me Lomography!
So here’s my Lomo Beginning, How about yours?

Credits: adi_totp

Fisheye No. 2 has a 170-degree wide angle view and stunning barrel distortion. Now with a hotshoe and multiple and long exposure capabilities, the world’s greatest compact Fisheye camera is now more amazing than you ever thought possible! Available in different colours and special designs.

written by adi_totp on 2012-11-16 #lifestyle #adi_totp #october #lomographs #requested-post #fisheye-no-2 #2012 #lomo-beginnings


  1. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @adi_totp : your last pic really STOP me there! LOL!

  2. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Same here @lawypop! Hahahahaha :D @adi_totp, awesome! :D

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @lawypop Hahahhaa.. Very long tongue yaa?? hahahhaa

    @eva_eva you should try it with your fisheye! haaha :D

  4. stouf
    stouf ·


  5. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    yehaaa fisheye rules!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @stouf brooooooooooooo!!! halooo! how are you??

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @istionojr sama sama kamera pertamanya Fisheye No. 2 :D Iya ga @panjihardjakaprabon ?!

  8. mgf
    mgf ·

    good ol' days, bro! :)

  9. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    @mgf muncul dooongs~ ;D

  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @mgf yes bro!! :D

  11. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    Keren bangeeeeet!!

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @stonerfairy terima kasih master! Looking forward to see yours! :D

  13. stonerfairy
    stonerfairy ·

    wakakakaka.. they said they'll published on the 29th :D

  14. stouf
    stouf ·

    I'm very well broooo! Very busy at work though... : ) Take care

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