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.