LOMOFILE – THE FIRST RESULTS FROM MY NEW LOMO: WEATHER IMAGES
THE RISE (AND YET TO FALL) OF THE LO-FI PHOTOGRAPH
I have been aware of the growing obsession with lo-fi camera’s like the Lomo or Holga for a while, but only really a background awareness. Whilst I liked the aesthetic of these cameras, I never investigated them too deeply, probably from a fear of getting obsessed myself. Plus, I own far too many camera’s as it is, so buying more always seems daft. But – a rebellion against the high tech world of digital photography cannot fail to excite when I have a constant craving to shoot on film whenever the digital click of my Nikon sounds.
However, when my good friend Andrew “Goz” Gosling presented me with a Lomo Mini Diana for my 30th in December – I was bowled over. Finally a chance to play with this cult bit of kit for myself and see what all the fuss was about. I have taken about 5 films so far and had 3 processed. It took me the first two films just to get to grips with shooting in such a basic way and ‘from the hip’ But by the 3rd film I was hooked and my Diana now travels most places I go. Alongside my digital SLR, I feel ready to document whatever the world throws at me.
So, having gone through the images to date I have cobbled together a few series of shots and would very much like to share them with you.
LOMOFILE – THE WEATHER SERIES PART 1
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TECH INFO – All images shot on Lomo Mini Diana, Fuji Fujichrome Provia 100F (Colour Reversal Film – Cross Processed).
For more information on Lomography check the official website (but be warned – there are lots of images and you might be there hours!)