Monday, March 21

#135 - lomography by the sea

Back home in lovely Australia, Autumn has started its wings - and is flying into the cool, calm days that I love. Not that in reality they are all that subdued at all - but that's where Autumn stands iconically for me.

Here in England, the days are of a similar flavour - winter is slowly drifting to Spring.. this delicate in between.

And I just bought a camera from Lomography! I love their genius. I love their rant product descriptions and I adore the thrilling plastic-film-magic of all that they stand for.
Its a lovely Diana. And I can't wait to have it in my hands and shoot from the hip. Seeing these pictures on weheartit - I have a new desire to take it to pebbled beaches, early hours and mists of pale, damp, subdued colours.

So I put the two together. Lomography by the sea.

I could rant about the loveliness of film for pages, but it wouldn't quite capture it. So try it yourself, if not already.

:: just remember ::

[as told by Lomography]

1. Take your camera everywhere you go. 

2. Use it any time – day and night.

3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it 

4. Try the shot from the hip

5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.

6. Don't think (William Firebrace)

7. Be fast. 

8. You dont have to know beforehand what you captured on film. 

9. Afterwards either. 

10. Don't worry about any rules.  


Anonymous said...

What does it mean to shoot from the hip??

Olivia said...

Love Lomography and all that it stands for. Would like to see your pictures once you're up and rolling!

Steph said...


I believe its an expression that means; to react rather quickly without considering what the effects will be...

But with Lomography they take on this idiom - as well as meaning it literally.
..exploring the different perspectives a camera can take on a subject, without the boundaries of traditional photography rules such as looking through the view finder - as they say;
"Don't hide behind your camera; break free from nonsensical conventions."

you could look at it more here:

hahaha hope that little essay answer helped to some degree.


CloudyKim said...

How cool! I've heard of lomography and it sounds like such a fun hobby to have. I think I might get such a camera after I graduate - I anticipate then that I'll be traveling to other places than my desk, so the camera will get to go many places.

You definitely have to post some of your photos when you get to take them!

Steph said...

Thanks Olivia and Cloudy Kim, I shall especially now post up some photos once my first roll of glory is developed. x

nicole said...

shooting from the hip = literally from the hip, a different angle :)
i looove the lomo store in london, the staff are so rad!
looking forward to the pics :)

vivalablonda said...

Firstable of all I have to say, thank you! your blog is amazing and I mean it with each of the letters, I love the #132! I almost cried reading and is because right I'm not feeling really good and your blog is so lovely that puts me in such a good moon! so pls keep the good working over here! Have a great day.


ben+alex said...

such pretty pictures.
i need to improve on my photography skills.
great tips..i definitely need to be better at bringing my camera everywhere.
love your blog.
new follower..
can't wait to keep reading.

Anonymous said...

I've been on your blog for 5 minutes after finding you on Facebook. And that is all it has taken to send me straight over to the Lomography website to follow in your footsteps. This inspiration is just what I needed this weekend, when I take my first good photos with it I will let you know. Thank you so much! your blog is so many lovely things combined that it hurts my heart! xx Alinta

Elizabeth said...

I love this! So lovely and inspiring. I absolutely love your blog. I hope you can check my blog out. :)