1st, January, 2012

My First Film!

I am so excited to show off the first film from my Holga! They were taken throughout the last few weeks, and include several wonderful adventures, including visiting the new central city for the first time! Unfortunately, I knocked the back off my camera twice, and I lost several photographs. I definitely need to keep practicing the way I wind on the film! It’s all learning, and I am super excited for my second roll. My favourite shot was taken on a nearby island – before my infamous fall! It was taken standing on a rock, perched over beached shipwrecks – yes, really! I wore my Augustina dress (which you can also win in the Snoozer Loser giveaway!) I am so looking forward to taking the Holga on future escapades, and seeing what we can capture!

78 Comments on “Life through a Lomo”

  1. I love Lomo so, so much! The penultimate photo is my favourite too, although the first one’s amazing as well. Hope you have an amazing 2012 Jo (: xxx

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  2. oooh! Jo these are so pretty! I really want a holga, I should just get one! I can’t wait to see more!
    Emma x

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  3. I love the effect of these film cameras. It definitely takes getting used to, but they are so much fun. Especially double exposures.

    I just got a Holga lens for my Nikon D3000 and it’s super cool! Just put those pics on my blog as well.

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  4. Lovely photos! I am so in love with film its ridiculous! I cannot wait for another post like this! Happy New Year!

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  5. Beautiful photos, all of them! I’ve been trying to learn how to use my mom’s old film camera, it definitely takes getting used to :) Can’t wait to see more photos from your Holga!
    ~Drew

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  6. I love my Diana mini but I find it very hard to find a good place to develop my films… This is a digital world…

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  7. amazing photos!!!!!!!
    my friend has holga but she haven’t used it yet, doesn’t know the technique! :(
    gonna tell her to see the result of holga in your blog!!

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  8. What great photos Jo and very impressive given that it’s your first roll! I have a lomo fish eye and just love it!

    I was so excited to stumble upon your blog again. I used to follow before the earthquake in Wellington but then lost touch.

    Happy 2012!

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  9. wow! a very nice first attempt! My first film was kind of a disaster! I use a dianaF+ camera.
    Your photos are lovely and motivates me to go buy a film and practice :)
    Happy new year!

    Greetings from the Philippines

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  10. thank you for commenting on my blog – and for leaving a link, your photos are so beautiful! hope you have a happy and fun filled new year! i’m adding you to my bloglovin list right away! X

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  11. Wonderful photos!! I bought a toy camera too but most of my film turned out under-exposed or the pictures weren’t even taken… I don’t know! I’ve been thinking of buying a holga too,one that takes 35mm film!
    Really beautiful photos!!

    Oh and Happy New Year!!

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  12. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love those pictures, holga might just be my next camera. Although, it might take sometime… I just bought a Fujifilm Instax… :’)

    Ah, and a happy new year!

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  13. gosh i’ve never really liked lomo… until now! the photos are so dreamy and surreal, yet not too ‘loud’.

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  14. Oh! i LOVE lomography!
    And your Holga photos are really beautiful <3
    I have a Fish Eye and every time I get better films ^^

    Thanks for your comment!!

    m u a a a k

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  15. Jessica Brown

    These are fabulous! So gorgeous, you really have a wonderful creative eye :) happy new year gorgeous xxx

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  16. Really beautiful pics! I’ve got a Diana and i’m in love with every pic I take, even if it’s blurry! I love the surprise when you get the film back :)
    And happy new year by the way!

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  17. I realise you may have preferred the images to have turned out perfecly, but I actually find the effect of the overlap quite intriguing. The third shot of the island and clouds is really quite dreamy and even a bit ethereal. You’ve captured the essence of some of these places wonderfully. Be pleased with your efforts.

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  18. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! ( and I’m glad I discovered your blog this way! great lomos, make me want to visit)

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  19. You did so well for your first role! I love the double exposure…looking forward to more of your lomography!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous pictures, you’ve inspired me to try out some film photography for sure!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  21. Uh, I love Holga shots.I have like five rolls of film that I haven’t developed yet.One of my new year resolutions, develope old film rolls :)

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  22. Its like these are taken in another world…another universe! So stunning…the image with you and the ships is glorious!! <3 Such beauty surrounds you…and is captured within you :)

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  23. So cool!!! I tore my first holga film and the roll was lost, I’m working on my second one now. Can’t wait to get it developed! Your photos look so cute and dreamy!

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  24. great photos! i still haven’t used my 120mm holga though because the film is SO expensive to develop, especially compared to 35mm. :(

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  25. this looks so stunning!!! the pictures really get some kind of an atmospheric feeling!!! makes me want to finally get my hands on lomography too!! :)

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  26. These photos are all incredible. I’ve been aching to try lomogrophy for a while, but I keep backing out whenever I go to spend the money!

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  27. Great photography!! I love Lomo.

    The location is wonderful, breathtaking!!

    Hopefully, I’ll go there one day.

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