"Lomography is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental and creative photography. With millions of followers and friends across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid and sometimes even blurred and crazy way of life. Through our constantly expanding collection of innovative cameras, instant products, films, lenses & photographic accessories, we promote photography as an inventive approach to communicate, absorb and capture the world." - Lomography.com
I took a lil trip to one of my favorite stores in NYC to drop off some film and wander around like I always do. Lomography has warm and welcoming staff that make me feel at home and sane when I ask crazy (you should know better) questions.
Why Film? Good question...I got tired of my outdated DSLR and decided to trade it in for a Diana Mini 35mm camera, which was recommended to me by my home girl Tara Byars (creative monster). The popularity of digital photography has increased tenfold, I would say due to the iPhone, also user friendly, but still advanced DSLR's.
I wanted to jump on something a little different and re spark my love for film that was destroyed after I took a film class in high school. To keep it short, my teacher was literally an evil, witch gypsy that hated me with a passion. So I dreaded coming to class but loved being in the dark room. Next time I go to my parents house I'll try to find some of my old prints.
I got into film photography in high school and that interest was formed by being around my uncle (mom's brother). He always had a small, black 35mm camera with him wherever he went and took pictures of EVERRRRYTHINGGGGGG. But like I said, that interest took a left, but now in 2015 I'm back at it. First, with my Fuiji Instax Mini and now the Diana Mini.
Print is fun, because you don't know what to expect when you develop your film. Just like life, sometimes you don't know what's next, or the end result. Plus, not having to retake a photo because someone doesn't like how they look is a blessing lol. You get what you get....
Lomography is located on: 41 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
For all my print photographers out there send me your photos! DeexDee is the platform for you! Beginner, advanced, whatever...send me cool stuff. Same with my digital folks, hey we can add in an interview too.
Photos taken with shitty iPhone 5C lol...