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Lomo Refection::First lomo experience?

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So Lomography has fascinated me for too long and through one 'need to pay' situation or another ive never gone and brought a Holga or other such lomo cam......! why not i really dont know.

About 6months ago my girlfriend walks through the door and says 'look what ive found one of thoses Lomo cameras reduced to nearly nothing and the guy says its only the flash thats broke'. After closer inspection i found it to be a Lomography branded plastic fun camera with a fisheye lens???...

Off i went talking ten or so exposures inspired by the renta fisheye postcards which accompained the bumper LOMO pack i thought 'this just isnt going to work' i knew the lens wouldnt be up to much and the flash wasnt an option it was to fire with each shot!

I put my naging issues to the back of my mind and more pictures of grining faces, skateboards and car bumpers ensued. I rushed to get my pictures developed and carried on with life.

After my 2 day waiting period had passed i skipped to the processors and grabed up my pictures narrowly escaping a extra 99p charge for a cd with digital copies of my photos.

With great disapointment and little suprise my 36exposure pack was an amazing array of gray shaded glossy 5x7's. No colour, no fantastic over exposed warped images, nothing.

The camera hit the back of the pantry cuboard and grew a fantastic wooly coat of dust. The most fun i had had was looking at my reflection on the exposed part of the lens...mmm..........an idea.

I sat on the sofa with the camera in my hand facing away from the window studing the street via the tiny fisheye reflection...my mind freshly numb from the smoke i had just had, giving me a healthy and most likley horrifiying attention span.

The refection was mostly purple or blue fused with the subjects actual colours, the focus varied over the lens and depending on the angle and sometimes filled the lens and sometimes appeared only in one quater.

So off i went shooting the concrete views from my yard and the leafy interior of our house. Digital and macro lens in hand i crouched and lay in diffrent contortions until i came up with these few snaps

Make of them what u will......

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