Hello dear lomographers! Happy New Year! I hope 2012 was generous and fulfilling and 2013 will be nothing less than magnificent. I want to share with you my dreams and plans for 2013. Also, I will review my analogue bucket list from 2012. I hope you will enjoy it!
Last year, I wrote a short article about my wishes and expectations for 2012. It was really fun to look at it now, one year later. I must say that some things didn’t work out, but some things were even greater than I could have ever imagined. For example, last year, I wrote that I want to go sea kayaking and river rafting in summer, so therefore, I needed LC-A+ and Krab. I got the camera, but I didn’t have enough piggies to buy Krab, so I ordered the Splitzer to make me feel better. The summer was so busy that I even didn’t have a chance to do any kind of water sports. However, the Splitzer received a title of “Kristina’s Best Purchase of 2012”.
Also, I wrote that I want to learn sewing so I could fix my vintage dresses. This year, I can tell you that I am not the best tailor in the world, but damn I can fix that red polka dot dress I love so much myself.
One of the biggest plans for 2012 was a trip to Sweden, Lithuania, and Denmark. I was not able to travel, because I started learning at Photography School in Reykjavik, and that was the most amazing thing. I learned to develop films, enlarge photos in the darkroom, dodge and burn, and many other things. I can borrow medium format cameras and take photos in the studio. Entering this school was one of best things I’ve ever done in my life.
2012 was great, but I have even bigger hopes for 2013. So, this is my analogue bucket list for 2013:
1. I want and I promise to write at least one article for Lomography per month. I am a student now, which means I am not a very rich woman, so I need those piggies to get film and other stuff.
2. My husband is studying in Rhode Island (USA) and I am going to visit him in summer. I will stay there for 3 months. A very famous American photographer Francesca Woodman studied in Rhode Island School of Design. I want to go to Providence (the town where the school is) and make a photo-reportage there.
3. Recently, my roommate showed me the funniest list. It is called the Real List of National Days. We decided to celebrate the most important days. We are going to celebrate at least five in January only. I am especially looking forward to the National Dress up Your Pet Day.
4. Some of my photos caught the attention of an Icelandic design shop in Reykjavik (http://www.farmersmarket.is/). There is also a little gallery in the shop. We started making plans about my future exhibition. I will print the photos myself in the darkroom on fiber paper. It is very exciting and hopefully, it will work out.
5. The last and the most important wish/plan is to start earning money from photography. To begin with I opened a little online shop. I still have to work on it, but hopefully in February it will look more nice and cozy.
I want to wish you a Happy New Year once more. Don’t forget to dream and have fun!
With all my love,