Hi guys, you may know Lomo Luke from my recent albums Lomo Luke's Analogue Advice and Lomo Luke Does London. Well, like all Lomographers, Lomo Luke has an itch in his feet — a wanderlust that won’t be satisfied until he has done a tour of the whole world… and he’s hoping that you will be kind enough to help make his dream a reality. Are you willing? If so, all you have to do is express an interest in the comments below, and soon Lomo Luke will be boarding a train, an airplane or hitching a ride in an automobile on his way to exploring the little corner of the world where YOU live.
So, what do you do when Lomo Luke arrives? Well, it’s simple — you just take him out and show him around your city/town/village, and shoot an album that records his stay with you. Try to capture the landmarks, the highlights or whatever it is that makes where you live special, or even just different — anything at all that you want to share with the rest of the world.
You can shoot with whatever camera and film you like, and even take it to the next level with medium format, panorama, redscale, x-pro, black & white, Polaroid or whatever floats your boat — there are no rules, and Lomo Luke is ready for every experience!
The only thing you have to agree to is, after you have shot and uploaded your album to your home, to send Lomo Luke on to another Lomographer (of your choice) who has expressed an interest in taking him home in the comments below this article. I will choose the first person to send him to myself, but after that, it’s entirely up to you guys where Luke goes next, what he does and what he sees.
It would be really fantastic if Lomo Luke could travel to every country in the world — or at least to as many countries on every continent as possible. I realise this could be a long-term thing, and I don’t expect to see Luke back home in Farnham, UK, any time soon — if ever! But I really look forward to seeing the world through Luke’s eyes, via the albums you create, and he and I are both extremely excited about the adventure to come!
Last thing: if you do shoot an album with Lomo Luke in your corner of the world, please remember to paste a link to it in the comments below, so that I can come see it and check up on where the little guy is and what he’s up to on the latest stage of his round-the-world trip! Much appreciated.
Many thanks for your interest, friends, and I wish Lomo Luke — and YOU — bon voyage! :-)
Love & bullets,
written by buckshot on 2014-06-23