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Lomo

I want to say Iím not a hipster    
but Iím into lomography  
and old school photography  
Ďcause fuck digital and the easy road to anything †
...except for digital editing... †
and non-art related internet usage †  
†  
Though maybe itís not so hard to understand †  
my desire for old school techniques †
when I was born into a generation †  
that grew up with analogue slowly drifting behind us †
while digital loomed large ahead with a million promises †
it couldnít completely fulfil †  
†  
ĎCause the digital age hasnít made me a better artist †
with the exception of YouTube †
and InstagramÖ if Iím being kind †  
†  
Iíve taken thousands of pictures on a Canon Powershot from 2004 †
and been simultaneously underwhelmed and overwhelmed †  
by the sheer number of images and lack of depth I was looking for †  
†  
I want photography to be meaningful †  
I want to think about each shot †
I want the element of surprise pre-development †  
I want to rediscover things I forgot †  
†  
I donít want pixelated perfection †  
I want lens flare and odd vignetting †  
I want blurry pictures and red-eyed flash monsters †
I want the magic of waiting to see how a double exposure turns out †  
I want to play with things I canít see and find myself in the unknown †  
†  
So I donít know if that makes me a hipster †  
but Iíll take my plastic lens and 120 film †  
over a digital camera any day †  
†  
© Indie Adams 2018
Indie
Written by Indie (Miss Indie)
Published
Author's Note
So ever since I found a Polaroid 600 at my local opp shop, it's renewed my interest in photography, and it got me thinking about why I hadn't picked up a camera in almost a decade and why I lost...
So ever since I found a Polaroid 600 at my local opp shop, it's renewed my interest in photography, and it got me thinking about why I hadn't picked up a camera in almost a decade and why I lost interest in taking photos. I think this sums it up.
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