Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lomo Lesson

I got this old camera at a thrift store for 99cents. It takes 110 film which I had to order off of ebay. And I am so protective of what pictures I take with this thing. I'm not even really sure how many frames I have to use. Once it got past the obvious, I started treating every frame like it was my last because I honestly thought it was. It's a rare film, not only because you can't buy it in stores anymore, but also because it expired in 1980 which naturally gives it effects that artists strive to recreate- therefore, EXTRA RARE.

I find myself carefully framing, taking my time with each shot, making sure that it's going to be frame-worthy. Truth be told, I have no idea what kind of pictures this camera is going to turn out; they may be total crap (hence why I found it for 99 cents) and the film could be so old that it doesn't develop at all. I have no idea what the end is going to look like.

But that doesn't stop me from wanting the best.

It doesn't change the rarity of it all. It could totally bomb and I could end up with a roll of useless negatives OR they could be INCREDIBLE. It's a chance worth taking because what if...

Bottom line, this life is rare. And if I played my life like I took my pictures then I could probably end up with some pretty INCREDIBLE moments. I don't know what the end is going to look like, but that shouldn't stop me from wanting the best. Because what if...


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