I have been a little distant here, and that’s really no-one’s fault but my own. However, I did also start interning at Lomography Taipei last month, so things have been a little busy.
Don’t know what Lomography is? Check it out here. It’s a pretty amazing company and I’m having a lot of fun! I’m in charge of organising events as well as writing the blog posts for these events in both English and Chinese. I also dabble in whatever else needs done around the office and store. Such a cool environment to be working in!
For me, Lomography represents everything that a creative, inspiring lifestyle epitomizes. It’s a company that not only sets out to build and develop an ever-growing community of eager analogue photography fans, it’s also a company that puts emphasis on utilizing imagination, in return highlighting the fun that can come from living spontaneously and in the moment. This kind of lifestyle allows the user to identify with the little things that make our world so beautiful. I really resonate with this way of living and so it was only natural that my passion for Lomography would spiral from this simple, but truly symbolic concept. I love the way Lomography is so accessible to anyone and everyone. Each of the cameras are fairly simple to use, and you don’t need to be a pro at editing to have a photo that oozes other-wordliness. As the slogan says, it’s all about ‘leave(ing) the digital grind behind,’ and this alone highlights the beauty of Lomography- getting back to the roots of photography and appreciating it in it’s earliest form. Not to mention the fact that there’s a camera to suit every personality and occasion. I also love the anticipation and excitement that stems from waiting for the photos to be developed. I never know how my photos will turn out and this makes it all the more worth the surprise.
Here are a few of my recently-developed photos…
If you haven’t experimented with Lomography cameras, or any kind of analogue camera for that matter, I suggest you go raking in your Grandpa’s attic and dig out an old-school camera and buy yourself a film. Let’s embrace the analogue life!