Elvis Martinez challenges you n°1

Hey fellows !

We recently had discussions with @guiguiste, @adbigmilk, @jeabzz and @cc-in-paris about doing series albums, made of photos already existing in our personal archives, on a given theme.

I thought it could be funny to challenge you guys , all those who want to participate in this little game :)

I swear I didn’t smoke too much of these before thinking of this ;)

So here it is. I propose a theme, and those interested may create an album and share it here.
It may be fun AND instructive to compare our ideas on a given theme, and ideally it could even give more ideas to everyone. Let’s see if it works, and if so, someone may propose another theme ?!

There’s nothing to win, it’s just for fun and sharing ! :D

My first theme would be SHADOWS. So let’s focus on photos on which shadows play a significant role.

Have a look at the album I created for the occasion in the second comment below
And do your own!
Do not hesitate to give feedback, more ideas, everything you think of !

Ready, steady, GO!!

Hope you’ll enjoy :)
Lomo on !

written by elvismartinezsmith on 2011-10-13


  1. elvismartinezsmith
  2. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    Here's my SHADOWS album: www.lomography.com/homes/elvismartinezsmith/albums/1763664-…

    Now it's your turn!! :D

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    give me some time, please ;)

  4. mikahsupageek
  5. stratski
    stratski ·

    O no! 1400 pictues, and not one shadow! Thank you for pointing out this gap in my collection...
    But great idea. More games! Can't wait for the next subject.

  6. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    Yeah!!!!! this is great!! give me sometime..... album coming soon!!

  7. warning
    warning ·

    And now, I´m in your shadow
    I am motionelss
    I am black :))

  8. sebastianerras
    sebastianerras ·

    I am in, but you will have to wait until I am home to upload some pics!

  9. maria_vlachou
  10. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    oooh...i need time too! this is gonna be fun! :)

  11. werriston
    werriston ·

    I'm being pretty loose with my interpretation of this theme, but... here you go:


  12. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @all thanks for the quick feedback :D

    @mephisto sure
    @mikahsupageek wow that was fast, and great stuffs, really dig the 4th image with the Horizon!
    @stratski good occasion to start :)
    @warning I didn't know about Damien Jurado! Dark but nice! I'd also recommend Shadowboxer by Fiona Apple :)
    @sebastianerras or you can create one with existing but even greater if you have some unreleased stuffs to show us :)
    @maria_vlachou wow the one with the pigeons (and their shadows) is great!!
    @quaisoir cooool don't worry
    @werriston thanks mate

    @all please try to have the shadow as the main subject in the photo
    thank you again everybody, it's fun :)

  13. grazie
    grazie ·

    just woke up but hey, let's Play!

  14. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @elvismartinezsmith THANKS BUDDY =)

  15. naomac
  16. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Here's my collection of shadows! Love this funny project :) www.lomography.com/homes/mochilis/albums/1763745-elvis-mart…

  17. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @mochilis thanks, great stuffs, LOVE the last one!

  18. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    Fun idea. Thanks for letting me in on it....here's mine :)

  19. redtulip
    redtulip ·

    Great Idea... Here is mine!! ;D

  20. mochilis
    mochilis ·


  21. tiano
    tiano ·

    not an album but my recent wall fits the theme... quite well...

  22. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    That's a good idea! My albums are (mostly) organized by themes and I update them but I don't have one about shadows... let me see what I can do! :)) Thanks for inviting!

  23. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    nice idea! here's my little shadow selection :)

  24. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    this is cool! give me some time my friend :D :D

  25. why-yu
    why-yu ·

    ha-ha, I recently thought about the shadows ))))) www.lomography.com/homes/why-yu/albums/1763791-elvis-martin…

  26. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    I'm digitalizing right now, so I'll make a whole shadowish album for you :)

  27. adi_totp
  28. adi_totp
  29. saidseni
  30. suizidekid
  31. dabai
    dabai ·

    this is my contribution! :)

  32. tyler_durden
  33. grazie
    grazie ·

    ok here's mine

    thank you!

  34. realrampage
    realrampage ·

    a little album ...not a lot of shadow pics.

  35. ghidini
    ghidini ·


  36. rake
  37. yochan
    yochan ·

    Ouf, i found some shadows, nice game my friend ;D Yochan done !!

  38. lamp
    lamp ·

    I haven't got many so here's a short but sweet album :)

  39. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Excellent idea! Here's mine :)

  40. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    especially interesting for me to make a selection of my shadow shots, as with Katoun we have a kind of ritual to take a photo of our both shadows together in almost every country/place we visited... :))

  41. icuresick
  42. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    Because of this challenge I realizes I don't have much shots of shadows, except my shadow. haha

  43. isabel_mebarak
    isabel_mebarak ·

    Hehehehehehe It´s very funny!!!! :D :D www.lomography.com/homes/isabel_mebarak/albums/1763896-shad…

  44. sushi_9009
  45. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    I like your challenge!! but I only found 2 pictures :( www.lomography.com/homes/littlekoala/albums/1763915-shadows…

  46. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    Excellent idea! Here's mine :-)



  47. deepfried_goodness
  48. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Really like this 'games' idea, Elvis - and I loved your shadows album too! I don't have an album's worth of shadow shots myself, so will have to sit this one out. However, I look forward to the next theme you propose - especially if it's, say, pigs flying over Battersea power station...? Only kidding ;-)

  49. oscarrastaman
  50. sye
  51. le_ors
  52. oscarrastaman
    oscarrastaman ·

    lookes like my link is broken

  53. pepper-b
    pepper-b ·

    I'm on it!!!

  54. ginnys
    ginnys ·

    Great idea!!! I'm a bit obsessed with shadows...
    Here's my album:
    And a lomowall I did some time ago:

  55. barakalofi
  56. ghidini
  57. b0rn2b1ush
  58. renenob
  59. troch
    troch ·

    You got me looking: www.lomography.com/homes/troch/albums/1764029-shadows-for-e… Thanks!

  60. dakadev_pui
  61. dakadev_pui
  62. sebastianerras
  63. ck_berlin
  64. istionojr
  65. sonya1980
  66. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    yeeeehaaaa so many people joining it's great!! and wow there are crazy pics in there, keep going fellows! :D

  67. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    wowa! these are a lot of albums! haven't had time to see most of them :(
    here's mine on shadows (and some silhouettes)

  68. earlybird
    earlybird ·

    have two pictures:
    dog with a goat shadow
    girlfriend with a dog shadow

  69. istionojr
  70. stratski
    stratski ·

    @earlybird: haha, the combination of those two pics is just too funny!

  71. oscarrastaman
  72. pepper-b
  73. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    Great Idea... Here is mine!! ;D

  74. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    muito melhor que varias competicoes inuteis que rolam aqui. Show de bola bro, duca

  75. moodification
    moodification ·

    What a great idea! I'm in ... here's my album:

  76. stouf
    stouf ·

    Merci pour l'appel mon cher, super idée ! J'espère que tu pardonneras ma fainéantise... Pas eu l'courage de faire un album...


  77. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    tiens mon bledard, vla mon petit album : www.lomography.com/homes/jeabzz/albums/1764830-elvis-martin…

  78. quaisoir
  79. lawypop
  80. pete
    pete ·

    Cool idea !! just for fun !! :)
    here is mine

  81. elvismartinezsmith
  82. isabel_mebarak
    isabel_mebarak ·

    Party!!! Party!!!!!! :D

  83. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    My suggested theme would be... CU shots!
    Just really close detailed shots of anything you like

  84. zoezo
  85. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    just realized that i don't shoot shadows that much. haha. i only got two:

  86. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    I would love to have a shoe competition :)

  87. dabai
    dabai ·

    shots of friends with their beloved lomo cameras? :D

  88. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    @http://www.lomography.com/homes/trashpilotin : Hmmnn . . . call it "Put your Best Foot Forward"

  89. moodification
    moodification ·

    How about that as next theme: Silhouettes?!

  90. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    next theme? self portraits! hahahahaha :D

  91. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    I like the shoes idea! @trashpilotin
    and would like to purpose light flares! :p

  92. sorrilha
  93. pete
    pete ·

    what about reflection ??
    but will it a bit similar to shadows theme :P

  94. warning
    warning ·


  95. weedos
    weedos ·

    Here's my contribution :-) www.lomography.com/homes/weedos/albums/1765313-elvis-martin…

  96. pussylove
    pussylove ·

    I also need time!!!! (and a good lab in Paris, not easy...^.^)

  97. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    hmmmm I'd like to find a theme that is not too easy (so that everyone has to dig a bit to find pics) and not too hard (so that still many can participate). Right now among all given ideas @cc-in-paris's light flares is maybe the one fitting best, but let's think about it one more day :P

  98. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    avatars, some of them are really bizarre. For me, that's is a good theme.

  99. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @ghidini what do you mean avatars?? can you explain? :)

  100. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    Profile pictures, mate

  101. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    @ghidini aka self portraits, yeah why not but a bit easy don't you think??
    @cc-in-paris and @trashpilotin same for shoes don't you think? Maybe shoes without a foot inside hahaha

  102. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    yeah, it's kind of easy but maybe we could limit the pix so that everyone has to choose really careful!
    I like lightflares by the way, too!

  103. albeelee
    albeelee ·

    great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    here's mine :P


    thanks :)

  104. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    shoes can be fun. :)

  105. jennson
    jennson ·

    great idea!! need some time.. I´m on a vacation!

  106. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    Mines kind of a loose interpretation too im afraid... I need more shadow pics. Thanks for the inspiration :D www.lomography.com/homes/badjuju/albums/1777049-shadows-for…

  107. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I always had a question in mind, what is EMSchallenge is? Until I found this and realize how creative you are

  108. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Let me know what you think... www.lomography.com/homes/djramsay/albums/1834041-elvis-mart…

  109. sobetion