Monday, August 31, 2009

Plastic Fantastic

The Holga 120N. Born in 1982. Cheap. Plastic. Square format. Sproket holes. 1:8 f=60mm. Made in China. Light leaks. B-setting. Vignette. Double exposures. Multiple exposures. Old. Vintage. 100% lo-fi. Simple. Toy camera. Can be modified. Can be experimented on. I like this better than the Diana. Imperfect. But this baby can capture the coolest images.

More info: The Holga and Squarefrog and Mods

Dad: so, what do you want to be 
when you grow up?

Kaia: (without even blinking) butterfly!

Growing up

Minus the part where Ellie died, Kaia love this movie so much.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vinyl love

see and hear analog.

(The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same
Oh, don't you hesitate. girl, put your records on...) by Corinne Bailey Rae

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hindi kailangang magsalita
itago muna ang dila
mas masarap madama
ang liwanag ng umaga.

Hindi kailangan ng paningin
mata'y lagyan ng piring
mas mainam dinggin
ang bulong ng hanggin.

(poem made: 1999
photo taken: 2007)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome to Lomonster Ville

There is a place somewhere in my head with creatures that shine with colors, do crazy things, loves lomo and they're all full of love. Lomonster Ville is the place where these characters roam and hang out to chill.

Catch (Acrylic on Photopaper)

Chilling (Acrylic on Photopaper)

City love (Acrylic on Photopaper)

Flyer (Acrylic on Photopaper)

The gangs of Lomonster Ville (Acrylic on Photopaper)

Where's my goggles? (Acrylic on Photopaper)

These strange creatures add character to my lomographs and the good part is--I did all this the analog way. I printed some of my lomographs and painted on it using acrylic paints. My kids have names for these creatures and they think it's cool. I think I'm going to stay in this village for a little while.

Hail LC-A

Don't think just shoot. This is my first lomo purchase that shoots up to more (even without thinking) purchases. Addicting for some reason I don't want to know. Using it was just a magical experience. Up to now, this camera still amazes me just like the first time I used it three years back.

Shoot from the hip! Because it's small you can bring it anywhere you go. Shoot at anything. Shoot at whatever position no matter how uncomfortable you are. It outshines even the Olympus XA2, from where the Russians copied the Japanese made camera, because the vignetting and the handling is better. But of course some will disagree.

There will be haters but this camera will remain to be an icon. 

more info: Lomo LC-A