There's propably nothing which could go better together than photography and music, except for one thing: Lomography and Mixtapes! Some analogue love for your ears.
Besides photography, what’s the greatest thing in the world to sweeten your day with and to retrieve memories of certain moments and events, no matter how long ago?
Almost needless to say: music of course!
Some tunes stick in our head forever, tons of lyrics congest precious capacities of our brain and bring back emotions, places, situations and smells within seconds.
Today, everyone has dozens of gigabytes of digital music files on their hard discs and music players, sorted by artist or in randomly generated playlists.
But there is still this weird lovable type of folk calling themselves “analogue lovers”, who prefer compiling music the “High Fidelity” way. That is corresponding to shoot on film, recording on good old analogue tape with two sides and all tangled-up instead of burning CDs, swapping sticks or zip files.
A mixtape for all analogue lovers:
Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
Stereophonics – Local Boy In The Photograph
Editors – Camera
Good Shoes – The Photos On My Wall
The Lucksmiths – Camera-Shy
Eagle*Seagull – Photograph
Charlotte Hatherley – I Am A Kamera
I Like Where I Live – You Took Photographs
Belle & Sebastian – Photo Jenny
Tilly & The Wall – Pictures of Houses
Breathe Owl Preathe – Photos Upon Pianos
Camera Obscura – Eighties Fan
Death Cab For Cutie – Photobooth
Air – Photograph
Circulatory System – Days To Come (In Photographs)
Ludes – Photo Girl
Hansen Band – Kamera
Fotos – Fotos
Ryan Adams – Burning Photographs
Kevin Devine – Fingerprints And Photographs
R.E.M. – Camera/Bad Day
Hillary And The Diamonds – I Wish That I’d Taken More Photographs
Nina Hagen – Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen
Dear lomographers, can you think of more? I’m sure there are plenty more out there…