I was only able to take two shots with the oktomat on our trip to North Carolina before it broke. We weren’t even out of Pennsylvania. I’m not very impressed with lomo’s winding mechanisms.
Actually, there was a third image, but since it was a grainy, creepy picture of Addie’s eye, where she actually looks more like a dead fish, the lab technician didn’t deem it worthy for scanning to the CD. Obviously, this lab technician is not into lomo.
Luckily, this holga from the trip makes up for the lack of lomo.
Oh and I played with quadruple exposure. Ha.
We have since exchanged the oktomat and the new one seems to be working fine. For now.
Please, click through to get the full hipster details.
The pretty red oktomat comes from Ms. Calla Evans as a going away present, of sorts. I shot my last wedding with her last weekend, and now I’m off for peanut growin’, birthin’, and rearin’. The oktomat replaces my SuperSampler with which I was able to take masterful photos while I had one on loan, but kept breaking when I finally got to own one. I’ve had it replaced twice under warranty, and currently it sits in a box waiting for some useful instructions on how to keep that silly pull cord winding the film without breaking.
And so you don’t think I left Calla empty handed as I walked away from her, here’s what I made for her. CF card pouches (to replace her current system: ziploc bags). They come complete with colour-coded tags and zippers (red means stop, green means go shoot more weddingtimes!). Not only do the pouches match our ShootSacs, but the tags should make it easy to pull out the right pouch when stashed inside one of the Shootsac pockets.
And so you don’t think I’m only a hipster when it comes to photography, I just had to stage these pouches for the photos on my vintage Singer sewing machine bought at an antique market for $25. And it works.