Apart from rediscovering analogue photography through Lomography, last year, I’ve also relived the same emotion that you feel as you get your developed film in the lab, when I arrived home and find a postcard from any place in the world in my mailbox (not only bills).
I heard about Postcrossing from a friend on Facebook and immediately, I fell in love with this project.
It’s so easy, you only have to register on the web and then you can request to send your five first postcards. The website will send you an e-mail with each address of another member and a Postcard ID. When the member receives the postcard and registers it using the ID, you are eligible to receive a postcard from another random user.
I’ve received 214 postcards in 16 months, here are some of my favourite ones:
And the better of this is that you can join your two hobbies making postcards with your lomographs. You can also use a little Photoshop and include a text. Anyway, there are a lot of websites on the internet you can upload your pictures and they send you the postcards you create. I recommend Moo.
Here are some of my lomo-postcards.
Recently, Postcrossing celebrated its 6th birthday and they asked users to send a photo with 6 of our postcards. You can look for me on the movie they made.
And do you guess why I’m writing this article? One of the receivers of my postcards recognized my Lomography profile. It’s easy to understand: people who love receiving postcards also love analogue photography.