Ever since I got my LC-A+, I’ve always taken it with me whenever I travel. This little wonder works awesome with any film, in every weather and cultural context. In Sevilla, Spain, it was no different.
When choosing cameras to bring on a trip, the Lomo LC-A+ is a sure companion. Many reasons lead me to always take it with me. First, there are accessories that I can use with it. When I’m on vacation, my mind is free of everything and I only think of two things: to discover new places and take pictures! It is the perfect time to try new techniques and have some fun with this camera.
The LC-A+ is a good camera to try new films with, and usually I use some exciting film I’ve never tried before when I travel. It is also discreet and lightweight, the opposite of my Horizon Kompakt, which is a good thing when traveling. Finally, this camera is a good companion because it hardly fails. There is nothing worse than getting back home from a trip only to find out you only have disappointing pictures. With the LC-A+, there are always at least a few great pictures!
In October 2013 I went to Sevilla, Spain. I took the LC-A+ with my favorite accessory, the Splitzer, and played a lot with double exposures. For the film, I chose the Fuji Velvia 100 because it always works well, and the Adox Color Implosion, a new film that I wanted to try.
I was very happy with the results, and now I invite you to see the highlights of Sevilla through the lens of my LC-A+.
Torre del Oro
This military building overlooking the river Guadalquivir was built in the 13th century, during the Almohad dynasty. The sight of this construction takes me back to ancient times more than any other in Sevilla.
You just can’t miss the Reales Alcazáres when in Sevilla; every tourist visits it. Call me crazy, but I mostly went there to take the first picture you’ll see on the next gallery. It is the Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla, and it’s a place that’s hard to find! If I hadn’t seen a picture of it here in Lomography and fallen in love with it, I would have totally missed it. If you can’t find it, just ask – it is my favorite place in the whole complex.
El Niño de las Pinturas
I fell in love with the work of El Niño de las Pinturas a few years ago when I was in Granada. When I first heard that Sevilla has some pieces by this artist, I really wanted to take pictures of it. Luckily, I saw this graffiti immediately when I arrived in Sevilla by bus! It is located in Calle Radio.
World Expo 1992
My mom didn’t take me to the World Expo ’92 in Sevilla when I was young because, of course, it was too tiresome and hot for me. I remember being really sad at the time. Just to get it out of my mind, I wanted to see the former location of it more than 20 years after. Today the place has become a research and development park, and houses the theme park Isla Magica which was closed at the time I visited. The area looked a bit weird and abandoned, but I was able to see some of the structures of the World Expo.
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo
Near the World Expo ’92 site was probably my favorite location of the whole trip, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo. I loved it, and I believe so did my LC-A+.
I hope to have many more trips with my dear LC-A+!