The Lomography Advent Calender


While kids, the month of December has mainly been about two things: first of all, Christmas (presents) and then the advent calendar! When a kid (the time during which your parents still chose what you are allowed to eat (healthy stuff) while you only want candy) the advent calendar often meant a whole month of being allowed to eat a bit of candy each day!

While kids, the month of December has mainly been about two things: first of all, Christmas (presents) and then the advent calendar! When a kid (the time during which your parents still chose what you are allowed to eat (healthy stuff) while you only want candy) the advent calendar often meant a whole month of being allowed to eat a bit of candy each day!

This December we though that we could host an advent calendar of our own. But instead of eating candy each day we would like you too submit a photo of yourself every day. That’s not all though – we want to see how you grow! Hence on the 1st of December we want a photo of you during your first year of your life. And then on the 2nd you should already have turned 2. By the 13th you should hit puberty and so on all the way until the 25th. If you are not 25, then please submit till your current age, but no further!


  • 1 photo per day only!
  • At least 768px in width or height
  • The best photo of the day will receive 5 piggies

We hope that you will all enjoy watching fellow Lomographers the world over grow old :)

written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-11-28 #news #competition #rumble


  1. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow... this is a tricky one...

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Ha ha, very funny and cool idea!! Must look in the old family albums to find some shots of me again...! :)))

  3. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    That is going to be veryyyy funyyyy...! ;)
    Must go to my mom's house to get the family album.

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    great idea!

  5. champi
    champi ·

    Cool idea... But I have nothing here to submit... damned!

  6. sarac
    sarac ·

    saidseni... as members of a silly family we might win some piggies!! looool
    great idea from lomo.

  7. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    I'll have to dig through the old stuff. The scanning will commence shortly!

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  9. kemumaki
    kemumaki ·

    nahhhhh, i don't have my old stuffs with me here T____T

  10. milaorli
    milaorli ·

    nice idea!
    would be great to have an xx piggies pirze for the best all-together 25 years/photos uploaded !!

  11. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i still want a birthday- calender starting in 2009!!!!!!!

  13. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i was born in 1981
    my parents took shots till 1983 and there is only one from 1984
    i found one from my first day at school and long time NOTHING

  14. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    so i guess our parents should win those 5 piggies, since they were the ones who took the pictures! :)

  15. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    hahahaha! this is so fuc*infully funny! A lot of work to do in the next hours...find the shots...guess the age...etc..etcetera
    one question, whtat's with the missing years?

  16. lomollete
    lomollete ·


  17. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Hmm, do we HAVE to submit all of the pictures? I'm not at home so I can't upload the baby pictures here. So can we participate if we have only a picture of us at the age of, say, 14 (so the submission for December 14th), and then again on December 19th, then 21nd, and so on? I mean, I really love the idea but I just don't have the pics here.

  18. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    my parents will look strange when i tell them they won five piggies
    but do YOU have selfportraits you made with age one, paper_doll???? :D
    i don't think so....! :D
    so we all need the shots others took of us

    and i found some more... my best friend made a collage for me where i found two missing years on....
    oh.... and one shot is a polaroid from.,,,,,,,,
    but i won't tell

  19. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    haha...this sounds like fun...iv got some classic sots of me, cant really remember how old i am in some, but i'll make a guess


  20. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ ute & superlighter

    you dont have to submit every day, so if you have a pic of yourself at the age of 5 then please submit on the 5th and then if you have on at 10 then submit again for this date

  21. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @mephisto19: i know that, i was talking to lucas and everyone else! it was just a joke, nevermind... :)

  22. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    this is awesome, i willl be raiding the adverts

  23. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    damn i've got to stop at 22 :D i'm excited fr this :D hunting for pics to get them lined up right now!!

  24. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Funny idea! Guess I'll have some scanning to do tomorrow. :)

  25. graefin
    graefin ·

    My sister just went through old pictures and found alreday two old pictures of me aged 2 and 3 I think :D Now I just have to look into all the albums and find more pictures! Some are really *beeep* because I wear very ugly glasses. It's all so 80ties!

  26. jonasfx
    jonasfx ·

    haha~ great idea!

  27. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    hmmm, it is a cool competition, and it could be perfect because I am 30 years old, so I get to submit 30 of my pictures...but the problem is, most of my pictures from my young age are at my parents in Japan!!!! and I'm all the way in the yeah, after all, it sucks. specially because I know my parents have bunch of killer pictures of me!!! ahhhhhhhhhh!

  28. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    I already have found plenty of childhood pics I think. But beginning with the teenage years it's getting harder for two reasons: 1. I didn't like to be photographed anymore and 2.most of my friends and family only use digital cameras (shame on them) so I practically have no analogue pictures of myself being older.
    So my question to the LSI: Are digital pictures allowed for this rumble? I suppose not.

  29. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    1981.... my year one....

  30. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    mephisto19, you're fast! :) and 1984 was my year.

  31. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    My shot was taken in my parents' empty apartment and was printed in the local paper. The only copy of my photo is from the newspaper so I hope it's not too grainy :)

  32. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    I'm soooo sorry, I uploaded the wrong document it's not even a picture ,blame my computer and the cancel thingy didn't work :( , can anyone delete it please! it's submission # 7

  33. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    i mean submission #6 is the wrong one

  34. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    1975 :)

  35. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Help! I wanna get out of here!

  36. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    first year of my life 1990, i'm quite glad that my dad liked to take photos wen i was a young un

  37. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    first year of my life 1990, i'm quite glad that my dad liked to take photos wen i was a young un

  38. soffici
    soffici ·

    very nice idea! i'll try :)

  39. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ gemma81de

    sorry no digitals

  40. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ day3hugger


  41. jelga
    jelga ·

    5/1/1980 me 3 months old my cousin a few years older with the piggy tails and the naughty smile...:)

  42. dogma
    dogma ·

    Yahooo submitted mine :) i'm number 14 :) I was really fat :D

  43. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    this is the most lovely competition ever!!!

  44. mantozauras
    mantozauras ·

    I was really fat too :D yeah, 1986 :)

  45. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    bambi_kramer your shot is so cool! looks like the 80's! :) what's that 88 lug in the corner?

  46. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Done for the first shot! Just want to say that all shots I'll submit when I'm a child are taken with the "family Rolleiflex"... ;)))

  47. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    thanks lucasjakobsson! won't happen again

  48. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    wooops... sorry Lucas! You can get marguegue out too... we did not see for the digital....

  49. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Wow looks like a few 1 year old babies were on growth hormones. Lots of fun pics so far. Can't wait to see everyone through the years.

  50. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Or actually I was just a runt.

  51. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    One year old, in 1978 :)

  52. reddeviltj
    reddeviltj ·

    Me. Just a few days old.

  53. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    nice suit! :)

  54. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Oh yeah! The 70´s Rocks. Nice pic ;)

    @Superlighter, Mephisto and Paperdoll
    Great pics!!! You were all really cute babies :DDDDDD

  55. milaorli
    milaorli ·

    there you go, #31mi second year of life! submission#5 was my first year, see how i payed attention to the camera ever since!

  56. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    Submission #34, year 2, 1976
    That's me getting nipped from behind by my puppy!

  57. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    #35, year 2... my second halloween! i was a panda bear!

  58. dogma
    dogma ·

    #36, it's me 2 years old :) a bid made, i was tired of posing :)

  59. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    no. 38, i miss my dungarees

  60. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    Im sure its me with no.38... bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! :)

  61. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    No, hang on... the numbers are out of whack... thats me at #39!
    @ Dogma: I love your pic!!

  62. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    #41 is me in red (^-^)

  63. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    No. 42 is me being 2 years old, with our neighbours' dog Anja. I always had lots of fun with her. :)

  64. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    1982, my second year

  65. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    # 32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tizi! FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. sarac
    sarac ·

    loving this competition...

  67. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    # 35..... britt :D

  68. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    second shot #45... ;)))

  69. graefin
    graefin ·

    I almost forgot!! Need to scan :)

  70. stiff
    stiff ·

    ups! can someone please please please rotate #46 upside?
    thaaaaanks a lot!

  71. graefin
    graefin ·

    sooo me age 1 1/2 for day 2...I missed day 1. I'm the girl with the box of newspapers :D

  72. graefin
    graefin ·

    *haha* I found so many funny pictures of me!

  73. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    #43... stephan! you clean up so well :P i like your overalls :)

  74. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    #48... with 2 years old i'm like "wassup rockers? i'm just chilling aight?"

  75. dogma
    dogma ·

    some kids looks really grown like 2 years old :D:D:D

  76. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    on submission # 51, me holding an analogue tape hahaha already in love with analogue

  77. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Aww, so many cuties. graefin and stiff cracked me up :D

  78. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    you might have a winner - great shot!

  79. graefin
    graefin ·

    @gemma, I drove my parents crazy by unpacking the newspaper box every few minutes :D

  80. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #58, 2 years old, riding my motorcycle roaring through the woods :DDD

  81. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i think i will submit more cloths with animals on them..... first two dogs now a pig.... what will year three bring?!? (did i tell you my uncle was butcher?)

  82. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    1983.... hey santa! (i was really scared of that strange man!!!!!) my sister was helping

  83. gwenl
    gwenl ·

    sorry guys, #68 was an error in uploading... not me, and it was digital.
    #69 is the correct one. me at age 3++

  84. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    Submission #71, year 3, 1977.
    The candles on the cake don't quite add up - I was sharing the birthday cake (and candles) with my mom :)

  85. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    oops, I meant submission #72

  86. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    me in a bucket, gotta love it

  87. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    #75... me at three.. with my dad's nikon. i'm not sure how i could hold the thing up! and i blame him 100% for my film addiction... it started early...

  88. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    At age 3 I wanted to become a captain ;) Sooo much fun!

  89. dogma
    dogma ·

    Yahooo age 3 and i'm standing on old soviet car LADA :)

  90. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    #84 - Me at age 3, 1976, holidaying at a caravan park (Note my "Born to be Wild" tee!) :)

  91. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    #81 & #75!!!!!

  92. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Shot n°3, 1976... ;))

  93. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    just the shot of me as a 3 year old on a seasaw... :D 1989 when i was 3

  94. larslau
    larslau ·

    #89 by Vicuna!
    That's great.

    I just found some old pics and scanned them (:

    At age 3 I apparently wanted to drive race cars... Hmm (:

  95. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    i love vicuna's submission!

  96. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @larslau: hey, I had the same helmet as you for my go-kart!! But didn't find any shot in the only album I have at home... all the other albums are in the family house....
    @larslau & day3hugger: thanks! My mom took this shot with the fantastic Rolleiflex I still have now (hmm,..well, is still in reparation after I dropped it in the water this summer...waiting for a "new" compur-shutter.... shame on me.. :(((

  97. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #95. 1980, me with 3 years old, tanning my legs on my parents car :)

  98. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    haha...i love this looking cool in my pj's and sunglasses doing the hoovering

    iv always loved the camera

  99. graefin
    graefin ·

    larslau's picture is great!

  100. champi
    champi ·

    @ LSI: I have a photo of myself that was used for an ad (something like 20 years ago, for Catimini) which I love... Any chance it can be pubblished if I scan it?

  101. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    Lol - looks like zulupt, dogma and I are fond of car bonnets!

  102. zulupt
    zulupt ·


    Hehehe, great shot, what car is it?

  103. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    1984: riding an elephant
    yeah! :D

    now i have to wait some days...... going on in 1987 for me

  104. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    @ zulupt: I don't remember, but I get the feeling it might have been an early model Ford Cortina :)

  105. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    Well, its after midnight C.E.T so pic #110 is me - aged 4 - on Xmas morning.
    That bedspread is SO retro!

  106. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    @ Aphasia2008
    My Grandfather had one of those :DDD

  107. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    still 3 years old, i hope i'm not too late! :)

  108. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    submission #119, year 4, 1978.
    Take that, Barney Rubble!
    (Sometimes my pyjamas *still* match my furniture.)

  109. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    Screaming of joy at age 4 (No. 121). My parents say I did that quite often and our neighbour always thought I got hurt (which would've been a likely scenario as well since I was pretty wild).

  110. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    number 123, can any1 else remember space hoppers?

  111. mira187
    mira187 ·

    #124: I was sooooooo fashion-forward!

  112. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    that is a wicked picture - totally love it!

  113. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    @callumbum: Yeah, I had one as well! OMG, almost forgot about it but it was soo great :D

  114. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @jelga: so sweeeeet!

  115. jelga
    jelga ·

    thanks!!! meet my grandad :)

  116. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    4 years old.. number 128!!
    Chillaxing in a garden chair with a cute pink swimming costume on!!

  117. puly
    puly ·

    #128 Thats me and my brother... I'm 4 years old in that photo.. Zenit camera

  118. dogma
    dogma ·

    #130 Me, my Grandma and "Nu pagadi" :)

  119. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    4 years-shot #132... ;)

  120. vstephanie
    vstephanie ·

    at 4: showing early signs of an alcoholic. i didnt even make it to the bed, and to top of the icing on the cake... i even peed in my pants. #136

  121. larslau
    larslau ·


    I love #124!! That is one grown up lady..!

  122. graefin
    graefin ·

    oh year 4! Almost forgot!

  123. graefin
    graefin ·

    mira187 -> this is fashion!
    haha! I like this one!

  124. graefin
    graefin ·

    @hanspan: your picture is also great! You look so "cool"
    I've just woken up on my fourth birthday ;).

  125. champi
    champi ·

    Here is my pic! I was like 4 years old, this picture was taken for an ad for catimini, a children clothes brand... I still have this ad on the wall of my bedroom, I love this picture!

  126. danika18
    danika18 ·

    thats the bathing suit of my cousin on my head....
    i really dont know why i was wearing it that time....
    or maybe my parents did it !!!
    4 year old danika :)

  127. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    I just found an old portrait of me I shot with a digital camera a long time ago, when I didn't have Champi's scanner ;) I think I was around 4, and that pic wa

  128. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    I just found an old portrait of me I shot with a digital camera a long time ago, when I didn't have Champi's scanner ;) I think I was around 4, and that pic was taken at my school

  129. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #145, me with 4 years old dressed as a super hero; I was going to save the world :DDD

  130. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    SERIOUSLY! you had the BEST outfits!
    I'm jealous. :)

  131. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    graefin - thanks darl!! i'm a lady of leisure...
    yours is sooo cute. i never sucked my thumb - wish i did cos its cute as!

  132. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    ahaha, what a top model, I love it !

  133. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    great haircut Popeye boy ! ;-)

  134. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    @ mantozauras - you threw the best parties!

  135. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    here we go, me at four!

    :) you've gotta love a guy in a hat

  136. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    thanks, i always loved that hairstyle,...i think i might even still be able to get away with it if i tried
    those pj's were awesome dont mock them!

    submission No.150= me at age four (1991)

  137. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @champi: excellent shot indeed!! I can understand why you like it so much! :))

  138. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    year 4 - 1988 :)

  139. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    #153 - Age 5 (first school photo)... 1978!

  140. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    for age 5,wrong upload picture.aihhh

  141. dogma
    dogma ·

    #160 mine :) that picture took my brother, he was 12 years old and i would say he made a excellent picture :)

  142. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    @ soffici - awesome pic...
    *hides under the chair*

  143. mira187
    mira187 ·

    ...thanks. Apparently that red handbag went with me everywhere. I have at least 3 more snaps with it on my arm on different occasions.

    Pic #161 - me, 5... lil' miss long-legs.

  144. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    #163 is me aged 5, bless my mum for digging through the family archives and finding all these pics - i especiallu like the way my jacket matches the boat!

  145. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    i wish i had been able to submit my 1 - 3 pics

  146. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #165: Just a friendly "Hello" to you.

  147. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i apologise about me and family being semi-naked...
    we're all waiting in a queue for a turn in the bucket in my grandads garden! you can tell tom has jsut been told to get out.. and as for ben he's itching to get in and rob looks a bit peeved that it's not as exciting as it seems once stood in the bucket...


  148. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @hanspan: AHAH! your explanation of the shot is even more funny than the shot itself! ahahahah and their faces are hilarious! with 5 years old you thought that a bucket in the middle of the grass was exciting? i can't stop laughing, omg :D

  149. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i apologise about me and family being semi-naked...
    we're all waiting in a queue for a turn in the bucket in my grandads garden! you can tell tom has jsut been told to get out.. and as for ben he's itching to get in and rob looks a bit peeved that it's not as exciting as it seems once stood in the bucket...


  150. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    I don't mock the pj's, i had a pink panther one... but no pic of it :p
    btw, very nice beret today, you look almost french ;-)
    (don't worry, you'll be able to laugh at me too very soon...)

  151. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    #169 five years, looking very seriously, was for some "official" occasion but don't remember what... :))))

  152. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    i just loved climbing on that shed...what a grin i have!...haha

  153. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    @ mattcharnock
    in image 125, are you wearing flares...the girl with you looks quite scared!haha
    maybe its the way you've done your make-up?!

    i love this competition, its so much fun!

  154. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    matt's makeup is fantastic... doesnt evryone else wear lipstick on their forehead?
    i'm loving this advent calendar - WELL DONE LSI

  155. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    Love sarac's roly-poly action pic :)

  156. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #183 - 5 years old, me and my cousins.

  157. graefin
    graefin ·

    @vicuna: yellow suits you!
    @dogma: you've got this "hey what's up!" look upon your face!!
    Wish we could ONLY submit pictures on which we are still children. Those are the funniest and the cutest! Wait till you see my entry for age 11! harhar

  158. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    #186 - School pic -TOO MUCH HAIR! (age 6)

  159. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    year 5 - me and my brother!

  160. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    190 - is me scootiepye aged 6

  161. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #191: My last month of being 6 and my first year at school. The picture was taken at the party for the schools' 25th anniversary.

  162. mira187
    mira187 ·

    #193 - age 6, with my brother and sister looking on.

  163. graefin
    graefin ·

    @scootiepye: follow the white rabbit :D cuuute!

  164. dogma
    dogma ·

    #195 mine :) i was not allowed go swimming

  165. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    #198, me at 6 during summer holidays in Corsica. Oh, what beautiful holidays it was there...!! :)))))

  166. graefin
    graefin ·

    mine is 194 :) at my sixth birthday with one of my best friends at that time.

  167. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    year 6 - again me and my brother! :)

  168. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #200 - Me in my yellow sweater with my parents.

  169. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    #206 standing in the backyard

  170. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    @ lomosexual_manboy, I don't want to sound inappropriate, but um, is that a slug in your hand?

  171. lomollete
    lomollete ·

    Mine's up, (#211) me disguised as national hero Emiliano Zapata, I'm six (although I look older with that moustache)

  172. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    #212 : my year 6 submission .... it's me, arnaud, with best friend of this year .... named also arnaud ... enjoy

  173. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    here we go, me at 6, my shirt clashes with that gorgeous sofa, and so do my sisters trousers at that!
    what great fashion sense i had from such a young age!


  174. aphasia2008
    aphasia2008 ·

    #217 - age 7 - swimming lessons in the school pool. As I recall, moments later I thumped my head on the side of the pool and gave myself a blood nose. Booooo!

  175. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #220: At age 7 I was posing as a cowgirl at a market in Croatia (well, back then it was still Yugoslavia of course).

  176. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    #222 - age 7... obviously very proud of my missing teeth :-)

  177. dogma
    dogma ·

    #224 - 7 years and today is Sunday - God's day. That's why i on my knew in the picture :)

  178. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    #227 - 7 years old in yellow shirt :)))

  179. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    #232 - Age 7 - Already on stage!

  180. disdis
    disdis ·

    I've entered the contest late but I'll start from the beginning. My 7 years old image was horrible!

  181. disdis
    disdis ·

    I'm enjoying this rumble. More than submitting, searching for pictures and selecting them

  182. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    #248 : age 7, my first painter try

  183. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    OK, I'm finally able to's me with I'm assuming an imaginary friend

  184. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider · pretty sure im about 7 in this one!
    looking through the albums, i have noticed that i seemed to dress up in this sort of attire rather unsure why my parents allowed such behavior.
    i do apologize for the fact that i am wearing a floral you know how difficult it was to find a plain one in the dressing up box in those days?!

  185. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·


  186. dogma
    dogma ·

    260 - 8 year, ridding on a dragon! :)

  187. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #261: At age 8 I took my first sailing lesson (in Corsica).
    I have to take a break now and will return in year 13. Have fun!

  188. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    this was a bike i won in acompetition (along with 52 packs of tomato sauce flavoured crisps) but it got stolen - boooooooo!

  189. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    #266 - Age 8!!!! Me about to burst in laugh :DDDDD

  190. gregmarshall
    gregmarshall ·

    this is an Ageist competition!!!!!! - I'm 49 - my parents couldn't afford a camera back then in the 50s and 60s!!!

  191. milaorli
    milaorli ·

    #270 i wanted to participate in the casting for ANNIE the musical, but my folks wouldn't let me, so instead the took me to the opening when the show opened, here i am talking the photo with the girl that finally got the part!!

  192. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    that shot is so embarrassing...

  193. dogma
    dogma ·

    :D :D

  194. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    #279 this shot could also be entered in the who has the worst shorts competition! even the guard is laughing at my shorts and hat combo and yeah thats my purse hanging round my neck!!!!!!

  195. milaorli
    milaorli ·

    #282, my uncle's wedding, they dressed all my cousins and me the same! i hated it, i hated pink! i was 9 already, no more pink!!

  196. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    # 283 - When i was 9 or ten I was asked to be a wizard in a German Print-Journal. Arroused much attention in the schoolyard;)

  197. yager
    yager ·

    Looking like Nepal but its the french alps, diana + fujichrome crossed

  198. hhaannnaa
    hhaannnaa ·

    "middle child syndrome"

  199. hhaannnaa
    hhaannnaa ·

    #289.....i call it "middle child syndrome" haha
    : D

  200. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    @hhaannnaa - i am a middle child and could write a book on the subeject - naturally it wouldnt be as good as the books my sisters could write would it!

  201. hhaannnaa
    hhaannnaa ·

    ha id have to say same here.
    plus my sister could write the damn book in german. ha.
    alwaaays has something on me.

  202. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    @hhaannnaa - damn over achieving sisters!

  203. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    @ dogma (#278)

    i love the socks and sandals look...very cool!


  204. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    #291>>>me at 9years old with my first girlfriend

    Ariel (AKA The Little mermaid)
    she truly did break my heart when i was told to move so someone else could sit next to her at Disney World!

    how emotional!

  205. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #291 Age 9 on top of my cousin bike :)

  206. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @ zulupt: you were the coolest kid in your neighborhood, weren't you? :)

  207. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    #296: me at 10, running after my little sister on the beach, in Corsica...

  208. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    me at age 10 - 1994! :)

  209. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    #300: me at age 10, seeing as i am submitting another photograph of me dressing up, i come to the conclusion that i must have liked to dress up when i was younger, however i don't think i ever realized it at the time. this photo shows me dressed as Peter Pan which involved me wearing my Mums green tights and boots. my sister standing with me is dressed as princess Jasmine from Aladdin...perhaps we were forced to dress up in these outfits so our parents could mock us, or so our friends can mock us now!
    anyway, i think i look that's the main thing!

  210. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    #302 oh yeah - sir prancealot!

  211. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    @libelulle - TOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

  212. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    @ Paperdoll
    Actually I wasn´t :) only a few years later when I started to listen to Punk music, unfortunately I can´t find any pics of those wild years.
    Thanks for the comment ;)

  213. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #307 - 10 years old, in my shorts @ Algarve. I like the light leak :)

  214. dogma
    dogma ·

    #311 - 11 years and my first travel ever. I still remember that taste!!!!

  215. graefin
    graefin ·

    yeah! I can be part of the rumble again :D

  216. graefin
    graefin ·

    Me, age 11 ;)
    It must've been New Years eve. And look at my glasses! They're so ugly!

  217. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·


    Me age 11 with my shiny saxophone
    what a poser i was!

  218. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    year 11 - me and my best friend, playin' in the snow! :)

  219. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    #316 - year 11- We are at Disney World and there was this Charlie Chaplin Look-a-like that I ran up to and asked for his autograph. I held up my heart shaped pen and notebook and well you can see the rest! My dad LOVES this shot so of course I had to submit it for the calender :)

  220. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    @oldskool _rider sorry i just read the comment abou tmy flares (which are awesome) and my makeup is a tribute to adam ant - not sure what my sister is doing

    @hanspan thanks for the support - i may well wear that make up again this weekend!

  221. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #320, 11 years old, with my cousin and my grandmother.

  222. dogma
    dogma ·

    #323 - 12 and covered in sand :)

  223. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    #327 is for TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!! won't have any internetconnection till sunday, so please count it as saturday-submission

  224. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    when this photo was take, i was probably thinging this:

    "...yep, i've got my Shark hat on, and i know i look cool.
    ...just playing it cool, with a shark on my head, i dont even know it!, oh yeah, thats how cool i am!"

    how wrong i was.

    me at age 12-Florida-twas a great holiday as i seem to remember

  225. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #331 - Age 12 - Me and my mom on vacation at Algrave, check out the tan :DDD

  226. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    OK, age 12, one of my favorite Halloween pictures!

  227. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #336 - The day I turned 13. With my second ever camera, supposedly a Revue from the 60s (don't remember the exact type).

  228. cristian-wargny
    cristian-wargny ·

    Age 13, photo by my dad.

  229. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    #350 - here we are... the period I didn't know what to do with my hair... so I cut it all !!

  230. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    matt - you were at centre parks!!!!

    heres me at 15 - in a fancy dress outfit as a cat at dancing! loved dancing went from being 8-19 loved the chance to wear lots of makeup!!!!!

  231. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i think i grew up too fast too.. as the next series of images i dont look much different...

  232. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    I used to do sprinting in track...and that's me getting ready to start off the 400m. relay

  233. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    #366 - Age 16 - Me and my red hair after a 4 hours night and a 3 hours walk on the highest mountain of Corsica the "Monte Cintu"... Behind me the "Cirque de la solitude", a part of the famous hiking "GR 20"...

  234. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    #368 - My last and most embarrassing picture for this rumble. Please just ignore my hair. At age 16 I was in the middle of growing it long again after a 2 year period of rather short hair. At one point I looked like a Beatles member *lol*
    Anyway, about the picture: Imagine the chaos that happens when 6 teenage girls share a tent for 4 over a period of 2 weeks. We had sooo much fun ;)

  235. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    370 - It was new years eve and this was taken after i'd been dancing with the team infront of a few thousand people. There was a dance competition running all weekend, and we were the evenign entertainment (aswell as helping with the running of the event!)
    i think this was after the waltz show, as my makeup look pretty subtle.
    god i miss those days at the events, danced soooo much!!!
    so technically im 16 1/2 in this picture, and it was one of the most memorable nights of my life.

  236. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    Age 16...the beginning of my obsession with red hair dye =)

  237. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    this was only a few months ago :)

  238. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #383 - 16 years old, sliding in a rope.

  239. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    #385 - self portrait at 17.
    that is NOT a good look for me.

  240. graefin
    graefin ·

    Me and my sister trying to look evil :D

  241. janette
    janette ·

    #387 17 years old in 1972 - before most of you were even a twinkle in your dad's eye!

  242. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    391 - with my current boyfriend of the time.. my first love!
    god knows why (as ever) i get caught pulling stupid faces and snapped mid-word!

    this was at another dance event, not long after i'd performed awwwwwwwwwwwwww

  243. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    dirklancer to win!!!!

  244. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    lomosexual_manboy - loving the duck!!!!!
    (almost got a tpyo there!!)

  245. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    thanks hanspan :)

  246. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    me at 17- im the one on the right with the long hair...i do miss that hair


  247. edley
    edley ·

    #398 - Me (on the right) at Prom in 1990. I no longer have any of that hair.

  248. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    #400 - That's right, you guessed's me on Halloween dressed up as no other than Kid Rock.

  249. janette
    janette ·

    #402 - 18 years old in 1973 - you might think I should be embarrassed, but I'm not - life was good...

  250. dogma
    dogma ·

    yeeeeeee 18 years me and my first love :) she was quit big :D

  251. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    Pic no 405 - my natural hair colour!! not seen that in a LONG time!!!
    i was 18, starting to go drinking, and loving it.. seems i've also had this hair for a long time too!!!!???? this was not long after my 18th birthday and a night not to be forgotten after overdin it on the alcohol a bit!!!!!!

  252. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    #407...this might be the last shot you ever see my beautiful long hair, i cut it the following year.


  253. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    my shot was taken on my 18th birtday
    my best friend and i have made a bathroom fotosession
    that was fun
    and i had muscles theses days :/

  254. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    Me and my old snake, Romeo, on Halloween

  255. mandap
    mandap ·

    taking pictures before prom senior year... i'm squished in the middle! and my date is being dramatic with the rose behind me. :)

  256. janette
    janette ·

    #419 - 19 years old in 1974 - yes I remember it well!

  257. dogma
    dogma ·

    I swear i was just washing my hands :D

  258. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    My 19th birthday present from my parents...SKYDIVING!

  259. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    #424 ok this is definitely the last shot of me with long hair. later that year i cut all of my hair off!

  260. graefin
    graefin ·

    Oh for the 20th I found a picture showing me at our "Abitur party"back in 2000. Our theme was "future" that's why we all wore something silver.

  261. janette
    janette ·

    #431 20 years old in 1975 - either the photographer was falling over or we lived in a crooked house at this time, I can't remember which!

  262. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    #437, #436 Herr Willie in cold Russia at the Age of 20

  263. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    #441, oh this is a self portrait from earlier on this year. i have shaved my head, so no more of those beautiful curls for me.
    im 21 tomorrow, so that will be my last shot.


  264. krishna_lv
    krishna_lv ·

    my 21st birthday.. the photo was taken a couple of weeks ago.

  265. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #453 - 20 years old under water

    Submission #454 - 21 Years old, camping with some friends

  266. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #455 -20 Years old

    Submission #456 -21 Years old

  267. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    #457 changin quickly with 21

  268. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    holidays at chiemsee, taking a shower in the warm summer rain...

  269. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    ahhh, i am 21 today, and had the great idea, that if i take a polaroid of myself today, i'd submit that, but im fresh out of film!!


    it would've been perfect!

  270. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    my last entry...

  271. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    it looks like we're losing some prolific posters as we pass 21.
    So long strangelilgirl and oldskool_rider :)

  272. janette
    janette ·

    #466 - that's me at age 22, long, long time ago...

  273. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    467 - my last submission - but here i am at 22 at scarborough seafront putting my pennies into the oldschool games!!!
    i just love the colours in it!!!

  274. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I freaking love superlighters pics every time. Why hasn't he won yet?

  275. mandap
    mandap ·

    #477 my 22nd birthday, things got a little wild... i don't even know who the guy behind me is, and i'm pretty sure my boyfriend was taking the picture!

  276. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submisson #481 - 22 years old - summer vacation

  277. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    #487 me 22 years old at the north of Thailand Chiangmai, long time ago, haaaaaaa........

  278. graefin
    graefin ·

    My last submission for the advent calender :)
    This is me sitting on a folded tent after we finally managed to fold it correctly :D

  279. janette
    janette ·

    #491 That's me, up a tree, at 23 years old :-)

  280. larslau
    larslau ·

    #493 : 15 sec exposure selfportrait in a mirror in a very dark room with flashes going on around me. Cross processed Fuji 64T.

  281. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i spent all my piggies in the amusements at the seaside :(

  282. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #501 - 23 Years old, Me and my girlfriend under water.

  283. janette
    janette ·

    # 504 That's me at age 24

  284. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    #505. me. in my 24th year. standing in a public fountain.

  285. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    # 506 - Growing up at last

  286. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    @lomosexual_manboy, shot 500

    that is a fine looking beast you are holding!

  287. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    @lomosexual_manboy: thanx!! I'm the 18 day winner! :) I love your ducks!!

  288. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #508 - 24 years old; my 24th birthday.

  289. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    is this the longest blog ever?

  290. janette
    janette ·

    #520 - me at age 25 demonstrating just one of my bad habits (sorry!) The year was 1980.

  291. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Submission #512 - 25 Years old, summer vacation

  292. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Year 25, my first lomo experiences. No turning back.

  293. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    This was a fun competition - Merry Christmas everyone!

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