My Silver Lomo

Self Portraits Florence 2011
Self Portrait, Florence 2011

Back in 2009 I got myself a Lomo LC-A, and I love it to death. I love the immediacy, the shoot-from-the hip mentality, the ever varying results regarding light and colour and sharpness. I love the fact that you can never really know what the image is going to look like. Processing a film is always a surprise. Some images look like crap, and some will be incredibly deep in colour in a sort of eerie way that I can’t explain. It’s a bit of nostalgia, I think, having an analogue, plastic little point-and-shoot. And because it takes you a second to raise it up and shoot (no beeps, no lights, no autofocus), and because you acknowledge imperfection, sometimes you catch moments that you would normally miss. I always bring it with me on trips as an extra backup camera, and I keep bringing back a different perspective.

But that was just the background to this post, really…

As some might have noticed I love cameras and photography a lot. It’s sort of a dear hobby of mine. So, when Jed announced that he was going to make me a silver pendant in the shape of a camera I got very SQUEEEEEE and excited! I wasn’t sure what the result would be though, and I tried to give some hints on how to use the silver clay, but all in all he made this thing by hand all on his own.

And I can’t believe HOW CUTE IT IS! I mean, come on, LOOK AT IT! It’s a teeny tiny Lomo for heaven’s sake!

I love it. I will cherish it until my dying breath. I mean, it’s one thing to buy your woman some bling bling, but to make something like this is just extra awesome. And he always is. Awesome.

Handmade Silver Lomo Pendant

Handmade Silver Lomo Pendant