it's a wrap: poor as dirt but still (trying!) to shoot in 2010!

2011-05-05 11

2010 was one mean female dog on my wallet. Double that with passing on the love of analogue photography to my daughter meant even less lomography for me. But I made a mean mark, anyway!

I shot and killed 2010.

Oh, 2010, I despise you and won’t even honor you with a proper burial. I was poor as dirt this year, the main reason for my lamenting. If I can’t shoot and develop a roll of film at least once a week, I honestly get depressed. If there is one day that passes that I know I haven’t taken an image I will love, I lay in bed at night and dream up what I will do the next time I can afford film…. sigh…

This is a happy story, too. Especially happy for my daughter @loloswan who this year discovered the joys of lomography. While I am so very proud, especially at this 11 year old’s natural talent, her habit has made mine even harder to finance. It is worth it, though. She even won a rumble, “playground love” with this photo – from her 2ND ROLL OF FILM EVER!

Credits: loloswan

Despite the slim pickings of my lomographic harvest this year, if I do say so myself, I came up with some mighty fine examples of pure lomoliciousness. (Mostly pictures of my daughter…)

Credits: myloveletter

So, little miss loloswan got a fisheye for Christmas to start the year off right, about five cameras on her birthday in May to further attack my wallet in a back alley, but we have found a very special bond through photography, just like I had with my dad…

loloswan on her 11th birthday…

In keeping with my slim but still pride worthy photography, I should maybe mention that I also have a son…?

he just hasn’t started attacking my piggy bank yet.

Aside from spending all my hard earned and won piggies on my daughter instead of getting to keep them for myself, I have found a little time for big kid fun….

Credits: myloveletter

So here is hoping for a more prosperous 2011 where I can afford to enable everyone’s Lomo addictions…. I love you loloswan. Welcome to Lomography… <3

written by myloveletter on 2011-05-05 #lifestyle #poor #2010 #analogue-lifestyle #year-review #handing-down-an-analogue-tradition

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  1. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    i wish you a so good earning job that you can afford all the lomo stuff you missed in 2010!

  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Nice article and the fotos too. Wishing you a richer 2011, more piggys ...<:)

  3. renenob
    renenob ·

    Love the article! A prosperous 2011 to you!

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    So sweet!!! And many piggies!!!

  5. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    Ah, thanks guys! 2011 is going well so far!

  6. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Nice photos. You going to stop at just the two?

  7. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    I'm sure the universe will conspire for you and your kids to do wonderful lomography.

  8. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    @willyboy ehh... the article on myloveletter's reproductive activity is yet to come...

  9. nock
    nock ·

    Love it!

  10. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Ah you're 2010 is like my 2011 :-/ SO POOR!

  11. bluedust_05
    bluedust_05 ·

    myloveletter you have also inspired something in my analogue life. I got a Pentax because of some of the pictures you took. Thank you, although, I would like to say that now my boyfriend is in the same situation as you. (He buys a lot of my cameras :)

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