Hi there! Today's post won't be about fashion, but it was something I really wanted to talk about at least once in depth on my blog. I really hope you guys don't mind, so here it is!
I first heard the word "lomography" back in the fall of 2011 when I watched one of EllesGlitterGossip's Vintage Glitz videos. Unfortunately, she stopped that series, but she was the one who introduced me to lomography.Definitions of "lomography" vary slightly, but in short, it's a nontraditional way of taking photos with a film camera, throwing any photography "rules" out the door. Lomography cameras include the Holga, Diana+ and F+, the Supersamplers, and many more.
You may or may not know this about me, but I'm a perfectionist in almost all the areas of my life. I'm not one of those perfectionists who shy away from doing things because I think I'm going to fail. I do it anyway and try to do it to the best of my abilities. Anywho, what I love about lomography is how artistic the photos look and how it doesn't have to be perfect.
After watching that video, I wanted a Diana F+ so badly. The Diana was popular back in the 60's for it's plastic body and kind of faulty lens that allowed light to leak through and truly make the photo a work of art. Of course, it can very easily fail and look terrible, but I was, and still am, so fascinated by that idea. I begged my parents relentlessly to let me get one, but I was never allowed because my dad thought it was a crap camera and didn't allow me to get it for myself.
But one wonderful snowy morning, my amazing friends (whom I miss dearly) surprised me with an amazing Diana F+ Mr. Pink. It was a beautiful, bright hot pink colour which I simply went crazy for because pink is my favourite colour.
When I finally got around to buying some film, I took the camera outside and started taking pictures. It was really exciting for me because I've never really used a film camera before and it was definitely a foreign feeling not being able to see the photos right after I took the photo. The way I see it is that it's going to be like opening a Christmas gift every single time I get my negatives developed.
I haven't really touched my Diana since spring, but since I'm currently on vacation, I wanted to capture those memories on film, so I brought my camera along. That definitely revived my love for lomography and my Diana. As soon as I get the film developed and once I get back, I'll definitely share with all of you the photos.
Anyway, I'm sorry that I kind of went off on a tangent, but I hope that you enjoyed this post and the beautiful lomography scattered throughout anyway!
Are you a fan of lomography? What do you think of film photography, a blast from the past or lame? Have you had experience with lomography? Please leave me a comment down below sharing your thoughts!
Thank you for reading!