Vaishakhi Lahoti


My First
January 7, 2012

We all start somewhere, some time. I tried to think of my first recollection of a photo, and this had to be it. I love this photo, its my five year old sister playing dress up in a Saree. I had just received my mom’s almost broken Yashica Lynx Rangefinder with serious light seepage issues. With a black and white roll film (that I can swear was bigger than a 35mm film) I had just so many clicks to play with the camera. Out of all the photos I had taken this one was the only one that survived the light seepage issues. Funnily the vignette on the corners was either the film being very old or the lens having an issue. I’ll never know! The texture was finally a very brushed steel kind of look and in the end, it still remains one of the photos I remember often..