I wish I could remember exactly when my Lomo came into my life. It was back in the days of Jul of the Day, so safe to say somewhere around a decade ago. One of the bloggers I followed back then was Dawn Mikulich. Her photos taken around Chicagoland were stunning. She inspired me to take the Lomo leap myself, despite my insecurities. She very kindly coaxed me through the initial learning curve and I will be ever appreciative for her generous encouragement and support. It wasn't long before the Lomo was my primary camera on travels near and far. It taught me to move through this world with an eye toward stories for which there are not words. It never failed to reward me with magic.
Seems like once I found myself with a Smartphone, I also found myself disinterested in carrying a camera. Especially one that needed film. Sad, maybe, but the times and I have changed. So it was time for my dear Lomo to go to someone who can give it the love it still deserves. That friend is Beth. I can't wait to see what they capture together.
For knowing where and how to make room, both literally and figuratively, as I learn and grow artistically, I am so very grateful.