Monday, January 19, 2009

Hello Lomo

I've borrowed a Holga lomo camera. YES. After many many months of procrastinating ("sure, lomo looks like a lot of fun, but I really don't think I have the time"), I'm finally off to take pictures tomorrow. I'm starting with Chinatown, since I know it so well (thanks to 3 years at architecture school, where professors can't think up any other cultural site and somehow consider the kitsch and commercialism of Chinatown to be somewhat... cultural). But it's an interesting enough place, anyhow.

Took me the better part of an hour to figure out how to actually load the film into my borrowed Holga. Very sad. Suddenly I felt anger at being deprived in childhood of Lego and other toys supposedly designed to improve technical ability. This video I found on saved my Lomo adventure, which I felt, after 45 minutes of struggling with the film, was doomed to be over before it had even begun:

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