Prague through a cheap Soviet Lomo
Joe Waters hits the streets of Praha with a trusty Lomo in his hand:
As a half-arsed attempt to take up a hobby (other than beer consumption) here in Prague, I picked up a Lomo Smena 8m for less than a tenner (The Queens of course). Having scanned the instructions of my tiny plastic manual comrade, I began a geeky obsession with film photography. Carrying the Soviet box of goodness with me everywhere I went, I experimented with colours, film speeds and double exposures. All this led to the buying of various other cameras and a room full of negatives, and although I don’t use them as much as I used to (having now figured out an old Japanese SLR), I am still very thankful to them for keeping me sober at least once or twice and for my incredibly geeky love for film. God Bless the Communists, eh?