A few months ago my dad took me to an analog camera fair where I found this little fella. The camera fair was an adventure by itself. The average visitor was a gray haired man and fifty years or older. So I myself : a nineteen year old blond girl with not much experience, felt a little out of place when we first came in.
But by the look of this big hall filled with old camera’s, my heart made a little jump and I did not care anymore.
I wandered around, listened to some sellers stories about their stuff and most of all; drooling over so much amazing things! What was great was that most of the people on the fair where collectors, and very passionate about analog photography, they where more then willing to tell me anything about any camera I wanted to know about. Some of the camera’s where really cool ; like a beautiful old-school big wooden camera from the twenties and a 3d camera!
One seller asked me why I was at the fair, he wondered what a young person like me was doing between al this ‘old fashioned and dusty stuff’ (his words, not mine!). So I told him about my Holga, lomography, and how I had just discovered my new love for analog photography. I also told him That I was a real rookie, so I was looking for something good, but not too fancy. He said: ‘Then I have just the right thing for you’ and held up the olympus trip 35. ‘For three euro’s it is your’s!’ So a few seconds later I was owning three euro’s less, but had a new and cool looking camera in my hand, along with three expired film rolls that the guy gave me for free. Great deal!
Also the camera itself is pretty easy to use, it is just a point and shoot model. What is a good thing is that the camera is so robust, It feels so different then my Holga. When I have my Holga in my bag I am always worried about because I have the habit of being kinda rough and thoughtless with it, with the Trip I feel less worried.