But I love this one (from my latest batch of processing) too much. A quick snap in the main square in Amsterdam.
My new camera is too cute to be true – it’s a Diana Mini that I got in Berlin. I had been thinking about getting a digital camera for ages but I just wasn’t that excited – and then I saw this and I had to have one.
It takes a while to get the photos back because fiddling about with actual films and processing times takes a while. But I do think it’s worth it.
It does, however, leave me little concerned for something.
I might be turning into a hipster.
And I have to be specific here – I mean a London hipster. Even an East London hipster. (While doing some internet research looking for a pithy website to hyperlink the word hipster to, all I could find were vaguely positive American websites. In London, I’m not convinced hipster is a word I would use as a compliment.)
So, hipster check;
1) Glasses: check (though I lose points because they’re not enormous and I actually have a prescription).
2) Lomo camera: check
3) Job with an NGO: half points (it would be better if I worked in media, somehow. But I do work in a super trendy bit of London now.)
4) Obscure bicycle: check (it’s no fixie bike but it’s definitely retro, being older than I am).