Take Your Camera Everywhere...and Show it Off on TV Shows!

3

The first Golden Rule of Lomography is clear: Take your camera everywhere. And everywhere means also to gameshows like Lingo in the Netherlands. Ok, Chris and I failed hard as a team, I have to admit. But nevertheless I used the situation in another positive way. Curious how? Read on...

It always goes like this. Somebody – on a wild night – signs up online for a game, and 3 years later you get invited to actually join the television show. This happend to us. We were selected to participate in the infamous Lingo gameshow on the Dutch television. Of course, it was just one big joke and no, we did not take it very seriously — unlike our opponents. And the tiny screen in front of us did not help us either. I hardly could read the letters. Bloody ‘BEUGEL’ – damn, how could I miss that?

Anyway, the fun part of this story is how our television adventure eventually ended. Before the recordings we were informed multiple times about the very strict trade-mark policies of public TV channels. We were under no circumstances allowed to make any advertisements for clothing brands or any other items. But hey, a tiny story about the Lomography community — that isn’t advertisement? Wanna know how this turned out? Watch this clipping of the introduction part of the show.

Still, I managed to introduce the Lomography phenomenon to 580.000 Dutchies with a plate on their lap on Thursday November 10th, 2011.

Oh and that picture I took in the show, it didn’t turn out pretty well. A shaky Lucile Werner was the result.

The flash didn’t go off and the tungsten film with the Lomo LC-Wide isn’t a good combination in a dark television studio.

After losing the first round I quickly took another picture from the ground, with a working flash.

Have you also had such a crazy/weird experience like me at Lingo? Then post your story via this link as a lifestyle article in our magazine and share your story + photos with the rest of the community!

written by mrmaart on 2011-11-16 in #lifestyle #lingo #televisie #spelletje #television #lc-wide #analogue-lifestyle #ballen #lomography #nederland #amsterdam #lucile #gameshow #hilversum
translated by mrmaart

3 Comments

  1. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    winner! great job. :)

  2. bobby_sekeris
    bobby_sekeris ·

    wat leuk!

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    uh yeah!

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: brxxch

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-16 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: brxxch

    "Take your camera wherever you go" is one of Lomography's golden rules that she religiously follows. Her lomographs shows her dedication to documenting even the most mundane moments of her life through beautiful photographs. Meet our newcomer of the week from United Kingdom, Breech!

  • A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle
    A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!

    6
  • The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    written by Lomography on 2014-09-05 in #news
    The Magic Yet To Come: Part 4

    Read on dear friend and I will weave a story for you. There may be more questions than answers raised by this peculiar tale. But if it’s clarity you seek, have no fear, things will become clear in time (they always do, don’t they?). So rub the Sandman’s dust from your sleepy eyes and take a journey with me. If you think you have an answer when we reach the end, please do share it in the comments!

    8
  • Shop News

    Standard Development (Develop and Scan Only)

    Standard Development (Develop and Scan Only)

    Get negatives and scans for your 35mm, 120 or 110 films with Standard Development.Choose between Colour Negative Development, Black & White Development, Slide Film (E-6) and Cross-Processing Development. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-14 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

    2
  • Sprocket Rocket: a Great Camera for Your Beach Life!

    written by sirio174 on 2014-07-09 in #reviews
    Sprocket Rocket: a Great Camera for Your Beach Life!

    If you are looking for a panoramic camera to document your adventures on the beach, you should try the Sprocket Rocket. It's easy to use, cheap, and can get you amazing results! In this article, you can see how I used this camera to document a short vacation in Liguria, from Varazze to Alassio. Take a look after the jump!

    1
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • A Vintage Food Trip

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-07-02 in #world #lifestyle
    A Vintage Food Trip

    Neighborhood taverns and groceries bring to food what others consider as important as taste: comfort and familiarity.

    1
  • Awesome Albums: Paris Sous Un Autre Jour by instantpaula

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-07-02 in #world #lifestyle
    Awesome Albums: Paris Sous Un Autre Jour by instantpaula

    As the title says, our featured album for today shows a side of Paris that's not seen often.

  • Photo of the Day by chappelow

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-07-02 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by chappelow

    In need of a quick breather from your bustling day? This breathing seascape should help calm your nerves.

  • Shop News

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker Pack

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker Pack

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker Pack puts together the compact Diana Mini and our City Guides to ensure you enjoy exploring the world in analogue!

  • Sharon Heit on the Beauty, Vulnerability and Strength of the Female Form

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-07-02 in #people #lifestyle
    Sharon Heit on the Beauty, Vulnerability and Strength of the Female Form

    With a firm grasp on the female form, photographer Sharon Heit both liberates and tells the story of her subjects by means of her craft. Please note that some of the images in this post are NSFW.

    1
  • The Sense of Touch in Robert Bresson's Cinema

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-07-02 in #world #lifestyle
    The Sense of Touch in Robert Bresson's Cinema

    Video essayist :: kogonada trains us on the intimacy and betrayal of a single touch in the films of Robert Bresson.

  • Princesspeach is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-07-02 in #world #news
    Princesspeach is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to princesspeach for winning Home of the Day!