09 Okt Put a Lomo around your neck and you won’t be needing a dog no more…
Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs – in fact, that’s my dog Bob up there (he’s playing, not shying away;). But seriously, it doesn’t matter whether you’re holding a lomo camera or a leash in your hand – people are going to approach you all the same…
I went on a Lomo trip the other day to walk my Diana F+ and try out the new 35mm back (the classic Diana takes roll films, but I recently bought an adapter – lomographs are hopefully following soon). So I put Diana around me neck and started walking through the cute city centre. And while I was looking for lomo-worthy motifs, I got exactly 4 different reactions from the people around me:
1 – no reaction at all (all Johnny Heads-in-the-Air)
2 – curious looks and stares towards my camera (or at least that’s what I hope they were staring at…)
3 – head-shaking and snide remarks, loud enough for me to hear (I’m gonna report this as Lomo-mobbing)
4 – as well as looks of open wonder, in most cases followed by a short conversation
So, if you’re looking for a slightly different approach to meeting new people, or if you have a dog hair allergy, I highly recommend walking through a crowded place with a funny looking camera around your neck – I promise, you don’t actually have to shoot anything ;)
Ich mag es, die Welt in Lomo-Farben zu tauchen und nebenbei neue Orte zu entdecken. In meinem Blog Lomoherz verbinde ich die Liebe zur analogen Lo-Fi Fotografie mit meinem ungebrochenen Fernweh. Ich mag das Gefühl von Weite, Storytelling und das Meer. Daheim arbeite ich im Marketing und als Webkonzepterin für Content und Design einzelner Websites.
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