She falls into frame with a professional pout

it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
it's cohen - UK fashion blog: lomography, LC-A+, loblography
1. Lily and Dina, cooler than thou.
2. Flying rats
3. Mona 
4. Playlounge
5. The Great Frog. One day I will own one of their eye rings. I will.
6. Topshop Adder Boots 
7. Lily and I
8. Carnaby Street


Analogue.

adjective.
Of technologies, media, etc.: making use of analogue computers or devices; analogue signals or data.
Often contrasted with digital.

Those who've read my blog for a while will be aware that I use film as much as I possibly can. I normally have a disposable camera or two in my bag, which I go through like there's no tomorrow. More recently I've been using two slightly more permanent cameras: a fisheye and an action sampler (yet to get my first film developed!), both from Lomography - I always state which camera I've used in each blog post in its tags. To receive an invite to lomo's "LoBlography" event from the lovely Heidi not only played on my intrinsic love of puns, but my perseverance with analogue photography. While I would love to own a DSLR, I'm well aware that even the cheapest would be well out of my price range, and, in all honesty, isn't everything about film photography bloody great?


At the store just behind Carnaby Street I found Jazzy and Dina who've both had the misfortune of my presence before, as well as finally getting to know Lily (happy belated birthday!) and meeting Mona whose wonderful blog I only recently discovered. After taking part in many a #bbloggers chat on a Sunday evening, I'm well-versed in the basics of blogging, yet the talks by Kat from Gizmodo, Sian from Domestic Sluttery, and Adam from Rock My Wedding (I'm in a few of their photos!) weren't simply dry, repeated phrases of yore (as much as anything internet-related can be), but rather informative and, dare I say it, funny. But it wouldn't be lomo without a little bit of camera action. We were each given an LC-A+ loaded with Colour Negative 800 film and an hour to prance around Soho. And boy, did I prance. I'll upload the rest of my photos to the blog's facebook page as soon as I'm home, so you can form your own decisions as to which ones turned out well, and which ones are just photos of a fence. I love how sharp a lot of the photos have come out, and multiple exposures are always a winner. I love my good ol' point and shoot, but regardless of how many hours you spend on photoshop, you can't truly replicate analogue photos.

Long live film.

xxx


34 comments:

  1. I've been toying with the idea of buying a film camera for when we go on holiday in a few weeks, and if the photos would be anything like this, I'm doing it x

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    1. I just looked up how much the camera used in this post costs and it's a whopping £250. I don't think I could ever spend that much on a film camera, despite absolutely adoring it, because film + developing costs and absolute bomb. Film is the best, although I may be sticking with my disposables for the meantime. xx

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  2. these are all amazing.

    i love my LCA, but the shutter is stuck!! i have no idea where, or how, to fix it.

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    1. noooo, that's 100% uncool. Could you possibly get to a lomo store? Or email them? They should be able to suggest something x

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  3. Trust me, your presence is NOT a misfortunate! Also, um, Rebecca, could you please stop taking awesome photos? They kind of make me feel awkwardly insignificant.

    I'm joking. Don't stop. I would actually cry.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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    1. I wish I could fly out to aus and see you! Your Oxford St post makes me haaappy (and so does your chameleon hair). xx

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  4. I read about the event on Lilly's blog, it sounds like you've all had such a wonderful time! I love the effect film gives you, you're right, no matter how many filters you put over it, you just can't beat the real deal xx

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    1. Lily's an absolute doll. Instagram kinda annoys me for that reason, but it is instant...xx

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  5. Beautiful shots! :)

    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. These are gorgeous photos and you look great! I own a Diana mini but my photos never seem to come out but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. Film photography is so nice because you actually get to hold the photo in your hand and the excitement of waiting for a film to develop reminds me of being little when digital cameras didn't exist.
    xx

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    1. Aww, thank you! Luck, I swear. So jealous! I love the Dianas. I think lighting's got a lot to go with it, you need a lot of natural light to get decent shots (I hate the flash). Exactly, bit of a pain to pay for it, but it's worth it in the end xx

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  7. Oh wooow, I love it that you got to do that. I will definitely check out the photos at the facebookpage. And all the people in these photos are so pretty! Analogue photography is the beeessst!

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    1. They're up now! Lots of photos of crap, but it looks cool cos it's film ;) I know, my friends are the best ever xx

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  8. I love this! thank-you for the mention. I totally understand, nothing will ever be equal to film!

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  9. I love these photos, and I do agree there is something about film which just makes it extra special. You've inspired me to break out my disposables a bit more! (: x

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    1. Do it, jo! Even though this post took me THREE DAYS to publish (I'm an idiot), I'm glad it's done something positive (: xx

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  10. I've only ever shot in film for photography at school, but I've had a hankering for it lately. Maybe I should pick up some disposable cameras sometime. These pcitures are great! I love the one of the skull + shoes. Sounds like a fun time.

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    1. Disposable ones are good as they're relatively cheap and not a massive commitment. I'd love to see any of your film photos if you did pick up a camera! xx

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  11. you look so adorable in your yellow top. and mona looks a right babe too! sounds like the perfect day to me.x

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    1. Charity shop bargain, for sure. She is! That's why I love blogging things, you meet rad new people. I NEED TO MEET YOU SOON xx

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  12. I love seeing my fave bloggers hang out together! Hope you are all well xxx

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    1. Me too! Hopefully we'll bump into each other next time you're in the South, or there'll be an event in the North (hahahaha, like that ever happens) that we may both able to attend - just imagine! xxx

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  13. I wish film was cheaper to develop, all these photos are so cute!

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    1. I know, it's the worst part of it :( I planned to turn my bathroom into a darkroom this year, but it never happened! I'm determined to develop my own film at some point xx

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  14. hey, what are you doing with my girlfriend dina? this looks so much fun, please let's meet soon! xx

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    1. Sharing is caring! And you never guessed when you wrote that we'd see each other the next Wednesday... Finally! xx

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  15. I used to use disposables all the time when I was a kid (I have tonnes of photos of silly things like swings and drawings that I did on the pavement with chalk) and I really want to start using them again!
    Looks like such a fun event and you looked lovely, as always! xxx

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    1. Do it! I couldn't recommend film photography enough. Sometimes the weird pointless photos are the best ones, although I do love the horrifically embarrassing ones that you take on nights out. Aww, thank you! It was a good day ;) xx

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  16. I love disposable camera's. I just wish they weren't so damn expensive to get the film developed *sigh* :( lovely pictures though, you and your friends all look so lovely! xxx

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    1. I know :( I think about 98% of my advantage card points are from getting film developed (the other 2% will inevitably be from eyeliner - priorities!). Thanks, they're all babes. xxx

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  17. ohh, these pictures are just lovely. you, dina and lily are such beauties! definitely need to get some of my more recent disposables developed!

    so so lovely to see you yesterday, thank-you so much for coming! xxx

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    1. I felt so out of place next to Dina and Lily, they're so preeetty. Please do, I'd love to see them (:
      Any time, lovely, I had loads of fun! I just picked up the photos, can't wait to put them on my laptop for you to see, aha. xxx

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