Come one, come all. Lomography has partners all over the world to help serve your analogue needs. If you're from Cyprus then it's your lucky day! We're featuring our Larnaca-based stockist Irene Stylianou of Three Sitting Birds in today's installment of Lomography Partners.
Can you introduce yourself to the Lomography community?
Hello, peeps! My name is Irene and I'm a photographer residing in Cyprus. Ten years ago I decided to start my own business and opened an analogue photography shop.
My life has never been the same since!
What does analogue mean to you?
To me, analogue is totally connected to the roots and truth of photography. I can't help but be drawn to film; it's simply chemistry.
What does Lomography mean to you?
Lomography has helped me view photography in a more carefree way. It's made me much more communicative and sociable with my 'subjects'.
Why do you choose to work with Lomography?
Because not only are they one of the top manufacturers of film, analogue cameras, and lenses, but they care about what they do. They are professionals, always eager to help, and they make me feel appreciated and proud to be their authorized dealer.
What is your favorite Lomography product and why?
There are so many, but if I had to choose, I'd say the Fisheye No. 2. It was the first Lomography product I'd ever purchased and I've been in love with it ever since.
Are you doing any creative projects right now in the shop or personally? Please tell us more about them.
I recently had an event for the store's 10th anniversary in my hometown Larnaca, at my favorite place, "The Tudor Inn Bar."
What does the future of analogue photography look like to you? How will this impact your store in the next ten years?
Oh, everyone knows that the future is analogue! I'm excited to see what the next years will bring to the analogue community.
What difficulties did your shop/lab have to face during the lockdowns and what kept you going through these hard times?
To be honest, business wasn't that much affected. As long as the couriers were working, I was working. The only problem was that some products were out of stock for long periods of time and that the shipping costs had gone insanely up. Thankfully, my persistence and my customers helped me stay positive.
Official Name: Three Sitting Birds
Address: WJ6P+R86, Larnaca, Cyprus
Services offered: film, camera, and gear sales
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