Just finished the 57-page Diana Microsite translation commissioned by Lomography Italia. I guess I just panicked when Open Office crashed down at page 56. I know, I should get myself iLife or some Windows-stuff but was waiting 'cause I want to upgrade to Macbook Pro ASAP - my 2008 macbook is falling to pieces.
I'm super happy as I'm about to receive tons of Piggies for this massive work to spend in Lomography.com Online Shop. I already already have quite a lot, so this is gonna be fun.
If you're any like me, you'll spend most of your free, consumistic time adding new items to your own wishlist.
Here's mine - just the Lomographic one:
1. Lomo LC-Wide
This is Lomography's big hit for the year 2011. Most of the people over at the Lomography community gave up on this camera for its price [€349], which is quite expensive, but let's face it: how would much your average Canon FD ultra-wide angle lens cost? Check ebay, that's right about €350. Also, wouldn't it feel much better to have your 17mm lens always in your pocket? I think it definitely would. And this minigon lens is made of glass, not plastic. And it seems to yeld even more contrast than the LC-A+!
If I didn't have so many piggies, I would totally save up for this one anyway. I do not own a LC-A+, but I guess I'd rather spend a hundred euros more to get my end on its 17mm version that on a chinese rip-off of a soviet camera [I wouldn't mind an original πomo, though, but I'm quite the snob one!].
2. Lomography Pop 9 Camera
Last year, I made my biggest Lomographic mistake. I bought a Supersampler. Loaded a 400ISO colour negative to it, and never got through those 36 exposures. What I hate the most about it is that I still don't know if I hold it upside down or if the subject even get in the frame. But I love multilensed cameras. Four lenses just don't seem quite enough, though, so the ActionSampler is out of the question. The Oktomat looks cute, but the sparkling gold of the Pop 9 just got me. I want it. I need it. And I have some more piggies to overcome these €39.
3. Tons of B&W 35mm film!
I currently have about 50 rolls of 35mm film [both colour negative&slide] sitting in a box in my bedroom waiting to be used and some other slide rolls in the fridge [you would hate me if you only knew how many rolls of Velvia 100 I have at 4°C]. I also have a dozen b&w 120 rolls I do not use as I already have other 120 rolls exposed that I cannot get developed [my city photolabs are embarassing, they're totally digi-idiots], some redscale 35mm and I even have two special emulsions I did very bad things to which I'm sure will result in some wicked pictures. Unfortunately, I only have one single roll of Ilford Delta 400, and that's all I currently own for my old school b&w needs on 135 format.
But things are gonna change as I'll grab a dozen Kodak Tri-x 400 Tx, some more Ilford films and some Fomapan. And if it only wasn't out of stock, I'd definitely get some Rollei too!
That's pretty much all of it. Well, that's a lie, I actually have billions of other analogue stuff I'd love to buy, but it's already 2:30am and no one cares about my Lomographic wishlist.
What about you? Do you have a photo-wishlist?
Tell me about it!
Olympus µ: Wannabe Medieval Castle
The city I live in is in Northern Italy. It ain't the bast place in the world, and I really don't like it. I wish I knew for sure I will not spend the rest of my days here, but I surely do not want the earth to swallow it all up. Also because all my cameras currently reside here, so you see I really don't wish it to happen.
I experienced the first real earthquake of my life yesterday. It was only measuring 4.3 but it was quite scary anyway, also because our territory is not classified as earthquake-prone so we really didn't expect this to happen.
Now, talking about the city itself, it is full of rot, but it also has its own nice quirks. Like a 18th Century castle made to recreate a medieval town. Does it make any sense at all?
Except for medieval rip-offs and earthquakes, yesterday I was quite happy as another article of mine got published on Lomography.com.
Konica Pop: Crane - To build a building
I miss snapping tons of pictures everyday. I don't have much to take a picture of, at the moment. A new source of inspiration might be on its way, though, but we're not sure about it yet.
Building a building.
The picture above was taken at sunset on May 5th, 2011. Up in the sky are some airplanes during a drill.
Camera: Konica Pop. Film: Fuji Sensia 200 cross-processed in C-41. My crappy photolab uses the cheapest chemicals around, they dilute them and use them over and over, that's why it almost doesn't look x-proed.
I'm quite fond of this photograph, anyway, I especially like the crumbled wall and the colors of the sky.
Konica Pop: Dinner with Friends
Sometimes some of my high school classmates and I meet for a pizza. We're just a few guys, well, mostly girls, but it's always fun.
Our last meet-up was on Saturday, April 23rd. We went to the usual cheap restaurant for a pizza and a soda, and then straight to our favourite ice-cream bar in town.
The atmosphere was so relaxed, we chatted a lot, and shared some interesting gossips about some other former classmates and stuff like that. Tabby mode: activate!
The only guy of the batch -he must have felt like some kind of a martyr that night!
The hardest part of the date: choosing the ice-cream flavour!
While our friends were trying to make up their minds, I. and I snapped a few pictures.
All pictures taken by me with my beloved Konica Pop on Fuji Sensia 200 cross-processed.
Konica Pop: Tower of London, A Goodbye
April 19th was our last day in London. We woke up pretty early, but M and I decided to go to Tower Bridge on a rush that eventually turned into one hour on the tube + 20 minutes at the Tower + one more hour on the tube. Once back to the hotel, we collected our stuff and left [and I left there a wonderful t-shirt I had bought for my sister in Camden too].
We arrived in Victoria Coach Station, in front of our National Express coach to Luton, at 12:59. It was supposed to leave at 1pm, so the driver didn't allow us to get on it. So we had to buy two more tickets for the airport, and wait one more hour.
Once on the coach, we got stuck in the usual car jam for quite a long time. Our flight was to depart at 4:25pm. We were quite afraid we might miss it. We luckily were being entertained by a little bilingual girl who left the both of us speechless. It was one of those few moments that make you go "I want to have kids someday". Than you see another kid puking on his mom's neat dress, and you remind yourself of how simple life just is this way.
Once at the airport, we were lucky enough to be offered two priority boarding pass by the hostess, who also put our hand luggage in the stow. Aren't we two lucky girls?
On board we had two wonderful croque monsieur sandwiches [we were pretty starving], we landed in Milan on time and then M's parents brought us home.
It was a wonderful time and I really can't wait to go back to London again -I'm addicted!
All pictures taken by me with my beloved Konica Pop on Fuji Sensia 200 except the last pictures, taken by M with my camera.
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