As an analogue fiend, it is expected for someone like patrickjpc to be amused with something like Lomography, in fact it wasn't that hard to convinced him to buy his first Lomography camera!
Name: Patrick Currier
Location: Banbury, UK
Camera Shelf: Lomography Fisheye, Lomography Diana F+, Chinon 20p XL
How did you find out about the community and who/what convinced you to join?
A friend knew that I was a Super 8 enthusiast and generally into that aesthetic so told me about the community. Then, on a trip to Brighton I spotted a few Lomography cameras on sale in a store and thought “Yes. That’s for me.” Within a week I had been through several rolls of film and been on two photography daytrips! Haha!
Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?
I think that weidong is a big inspiration for his prolific output. He’s obviously very passionate and loves to experiment and share. I think that really embodies the spirit of the Community.
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
I think “Shoot from the hip” is the rule with the most applications in real life because it’s about taking risks, not always knowing the outcome but embracing the beauty of the random and incidental.
In this digital age, why still film?
I think that, especially with the advent of phone cameras etc, the artistic side of photography was really on a downslope for some time. People could choose what was the very “best” and “cleanest” image they could use to represent a moment and, in my opinion that removed a lot of the fun and character from images. That was the reason I started to seek out older ways of doing things, because I didn’t want to lose the quirky truth of MY life’s moments. I want to be able to look through these images in years to come and go, “Yeah… that’s real.” That vintage/edgy/indie aesthetic… THAT’S what my life looked like.
Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.
I get a new favourite image every day. But I saw one today by suizidekid of a wheat field and I really loved it. So cinematic and beautiful. You couldn’t make an image like this with a digital camera… no matter how good you are at Photoshop.
Newbie, rookie, neophyte or whatever you call them, our new breed of the ever-growing band of Lomographers are set to conquer the analogue land with their brand new hip-shooting abilities! And this is where we feature them along with their wistful thoughts and the freshest snaps each week!