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gifted

gifted

LC-A!

LC-A!!!

"It would be happier with you" my friend said.

I asked her many many times "are you sure?? are you SURE??"

Well, first I said "No! I can't take it!" but she insisted.

Being gifted a camera is a rare and beautiful thing, and I have a special fondness for the Lomo LC-A too. I borrowed it from Gabe some years ago and that was my first exposure to film photography. I was instantly in love.

I had always wanted an LC-A since then, but to have a friend drop my first love (in camera form) into my lap, well that is just my dream come true.

I am testing out my first roll right now. In the meantime, you can see my first LC-A photos here.

Thank you Yumiko! xo

18 comments:

  1. Such a nice present! Some of our best pics have come from this camera (see Anabela's Chicago and Portland pics) but we haven't used it recently after some film jammed in it. I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
    -Geoff

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  2. whooo!! Can't wait to see what photos you'll take with that lil guy cylo!! :D :D

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  3. oh wow! what a sweet friend!

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  4. i'm really looking forward to seeing how the shots turn out! i've been thinking about getting a 'modern' medium-format camera (i've got a verrrry old one that i'm using now, that's tough to use), but i haven't decided if i want to splurge yet. maybe i just need to suck it up and take the plunge? :) anyway, lucky you!! (that wrapping is SO adorable, too!)

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  5. what a great gift, it's so nice! I think she'll love the pictures you're going to make with it :)

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  6. can't wait to see the results of your your test roll!

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  7. How sweet! Have fun with it :)

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  8. I love these photos! can't wait to see your results celine!

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  9. What a lovely gift from a generous friend! I'd love to have a chance to play around with an LC-A... Have lots of fun with your new camera!

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  10. i have the same one, i am really thinking of shooting film too with my lomo. Enjoy your camera !

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  11. So, so fun! I loved going through that roll on flickr. My stepdad recently found me an old film camera for $4 at a thrift store, in perfect condition, and it even came with 4 different lenses. Thank you, camera gods!

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  12. aww how special!!
    well you are an amazing photographer, so the gift will not be wasted im sure!! can wait to see some prints from the new gift! :-)

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  13. absolutely fantastic gift!

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  14. Yayyy!!!!

    Happy shooting!! :D

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  15. great!! I love lomos too and hoping one day I get to be lucky enough to own one. I love how they capture an image. can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  16. i am looking forward to seeing your photos with it!
    ps: you are welcome to join us for lunch anytime you are in Paris :)

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  17. enjoy!! i've recently loaded a film in to my lc-a, it's coming on holidays to Croatia with me!

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  18. Great gift! I love Lomo photos!♥

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