She was an analogue ambassador known as Golfpunkgirl and he was a dastardly digital doter called benbenbenbenben. He lived in the UK and she in Brussels, their story began when he commented on this photo on her Flickr stream….
He asked her what all this LC-A+ business was about, and how she got such amazing unique effects in all her photos. She guided him into the world of Lomography and he got hooked. They chatted over email, about photography tips, what they were shooting, places they’d been, bands they liked, they realised they had a lot in common.
She had tickets to see Explosions In The Sky on the 10th of May but her friend let her down at the last minute. So on a whim she asked him if he’d like to come. He bought a Eurostar ticket and met her at the gig.
43 days later he proposed. While they walked through the park snapping away on their favourite Lomographic cameras he fashioned a ring out of a daisy chain. Here are a couple of photos from that day, notice the accidental diamond ring double exposure! It must be fate…
Friends and family were invited with an envelope of postcards printed with their favourite lomographs. They married, exactly 8 months after the day they met, on the 10th of January in the Philippines and because it all started with an LC-A+ they gave each of their guests a handcarved wooden LC-A+ as a wedding gift.
Liana and Ben have just celebrated their second anniversary, and if you’d like to congratulate them yourself, pop along to the Lomography Gallery Store in Newburgh Street, London, where Liana is the manager!