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


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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