Meet Our Holiday LomoAmigo Stouf!

20

For our special Holiday LomoAmigo edition, we re-introduce you to one of the community's most popular Lomographers - Stouf! Let's find out what his plans are for the Holidays, and his favorite year-end memory ...

Could you begin by telling us a little about yourself – Maybe an interesting fact people might not know about you?
You can find a few answers to this question in my interview by eggzakly. Something that people might not know about me? I drink too much coffee. Ho sorry you said interesting.

How long have you been into Lomography and how did you discover it?
I opened my account on the old Lomography website, sometime around 2006 I think, after reading The world through a plastic lens. I’ve been shooting film since the age of 15, so around 1995. Damn’ that just reminded me that I’m not 15 anymore.

What are your plans for the winter holidays?
I recently moved to Hobart (Tasmania), and it will be summer down here. It’s so weird to see Santa Klaus in the street, sweating under the blazing sun… Anyway, yes I have plans for December-January. Something incredible. I’ll be gone for 6 weeks. And those who know me might have an idea of what’s coming, but as a superstitious seaman I’d rather not talk about it before it happened :) I already feel I gave you too many clues.

I’m very late in my processing/scanning, but here are a few first shots of Tasmania:

Any New Year’s resolutions for 2012?
Quit smoking for the fourth time?

If you could recommend one movie and one song to everyone, what would they be?
Hooo tough one. Let’s say that with my mood of today, I’d watch The Darjeeling Limited and listen to Tokyo by The Books.

What’s your favorite analogue camera to shoot with?
HA! Well, a few months ago I would have said that I loved all my cameras for each of their particularities. But since I got a Holga 120 Pan, things have changed. Here are my first two rolls, and I can already see all the satisfaction this analogue beast is going to bring me. Note: the two last shots were only to test the wide-angle and fisheye Holga lens adaptors. Not very convincing.

What’s the next camera you’d like to get your hands on?
I just got a Lomokino and I’m quite excited about it. But I’d like a Lomokino 2.0 with a battery-operated winder. With an adjustable speed, from 10 frames per second to 1 frame per 10 minute. I can give you my address if you want to send me one. No problem.

What’s your favorite memory from this year?
Getting a PhD was quite something.

And now for the toughest question – What’s been your favorite photo from the past year?
Maybe this one?

Credits: stouf

written by shhquiet on 2011-12-25 in #people #lomoamigos

20 Comments

  1. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    One of the ace lomographers of the community! Kudos for being a LomoAmigo!

  2. satomi
    satomi ·

    My favorite man in the community!!!!!! Stouf is the only Lomographer I would call a genius scientist, and one of the Lomographers I want to meet the most! You rock, Stephane!!!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Master @stouf: wow wow wow, the first pics of Tasmania are great, I'm specially fasciated by shot n°1 of the first gallery, an amazing sun ray through the clouds!! And this place with the trees in the water also looks fantastic! And you got a lomokino!! Ca't wait to see your first movies!!!!! :))))

  4. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    @stouf is guru of lomo! you are my idol,love your underwater albums : )

  5. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Congrats @stouf. My favorite lomographer!

  6. japsix
    japsix ·

    you are the best, dear!!!! kiss kisssssss

  7. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    holga 120 pan!? wow!

  8. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    my hero! congrats on the PhD!! :D

  9. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    awsome panoramas!!!

  10. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    love him all the way!

  11. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    a real genius!! felicitatons stouf et bonne année :D

  12. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Dude!

  13. disdis
    disdis ·

    only amigo? @stouf is the Lomohero! a word for the Newcomers:, read his articles and you'll learn the truly lomography!

  14. disdis
    disdis ·

    btw.... now I understand your experiments.... you drink too much coffee!

  15. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    @stouf super cool! :D

  16. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @stouf YOU ROCCCCCCCCCCCCK BROOO!! Oh btw, @stouf give me the "Lens Licker" nickname.. hahaha..

  17. stouf
    stouf ·

    @adi_totp @eva_eva @disdis @jeabzz @wil6ka @guanatos @natalieerachel @cc-in-paris @nural @sushi_9009 @maryona @zoe191 @japsix @brommi @ripsta @realrampage @vicuna @satomi @myvitaminx @volker-jp @lakandula @yarah Thank you so much for liking this interview !
    @lakandula Thank you dear friend, you are a true inspiration !
    @satomi Hooo now I'm really moved... And I would really like to meet you too, and finally kiss those pretty chicks of yours : )
    @vicuna Merci infiniment l'ami ! And I already have one lomokino movie, but it's a bit boring and very noisy : )
    @ripsta Thank you my friend ! You're so awesome !!!
    @adzfar WOW ! Thank you so much ! You rock too ! : )
    @japsix Thank you dear ! xoxo : )
    @superlighter Ho yeah !
    @cc-in-paris Merci ma chère, et félicitations à toi aussi !: )
    @guanatos Here's a panoramic Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks : )
    @wil6ka Will you marry me ?
    @jeabzz Hooo merci mon pote ! C'est toi la superstar : )
    @kdstevens ; )
    @disdis Amigo you make me feel so proud ! When are you comin' over for a coffee !? 8D
    @eva_eva Thanks sweetheart ! : )
    @adi_totp BROOOOOO !!! Keep on lickin' lenses ! Hahaha !
    Ho, and this interview and my request for a lomokino 2.0 were before this of course (www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2011/12/12/lomokino-pow…)
    Again, thanks everyone, getting such comments from such geniuses and artists is a really big deal to me ! LOMO ON !

  18. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Wow, he also reply all comment. Great attitude. As a stupid newbie, I will read this article carefully & learn from this guru ^_^

  19. stouf
    stouf ·

    @hervinsyah You're so nice !!! Thank you my friend !

  20. bravebird
    bravebird ·

    awesome man!

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoGuru of the Week: mapix

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-06-15 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: mapix

    This week's LomoGuru is perhaps one of the most active members of our Community. Aside from regularly updating his LomoHome with wonderful photographs, he also sets aside time to meet and share insights with his fellow lomographers by attending various lomowalks and lomo-exhibitions. Let's cheer for our latest LomoGuru from Germany, Christoph Maas, also known in the Community as mapix!

    16
  • Most Popular Photos Uploaded in 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-27 in #news
    Most Popular Photos Uploaded in 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of photographs have been shared in the community for the past twelve months and we cannot help but commend those that really stood out and captured everyone's attention. Let's take a look back at this great year through this selection of landscapes and portraits that make up the most popular photos of 2014.

    6
  • Meet Our LomoGuru: herbert-4

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-02-14 in #people #lifestyle
    Meet Our LomoGuru: herbert-4

    Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.

    28
  • 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!

  • Journey to the Ends of the Earth: From the Arctic to Antarctica

    written by pan_dre on 2015-02-10 in #world #news
    Journey to the Ends of the Earth: From the Arctic to Antarctica

    Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.

    22
  • LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-17 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!

    12
  • LomoGuru of the Week: roman_sekatsky

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-21 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: roman_sekatsky

    Arguably, Roman Sekatsky has one of the most distinct photographic styles in our community. His extensive and experimental use of vivid colors often gives his snapshots an otherworldly vibe. Read on to find out what makes our latest LomoGuru tick and sample some of his finest work.

    10
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography Community Cup: Blog Blitz

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-08 in #competitions
    Lomography Community Cup: Blog Blitz

    Are you ready for our next challenge? Read on and find out what's in store for you in the second leg of our Lomography Community Cup!

    38
  • Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-30 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    Shufi had been browsing the website for inspiration for years before finally she finally created her own LomoHome. Her endless research and strong passion for film photography finally bore fruit when the community recognized her talent and hailed her as one of October's most popular newcomers. Meet our newcomer of the week from Jakarta, Indonesai, Shufi Handhayani!

    7
  • The Comment Your Caption Rumble: Behind the Scenes

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-08 in #competitions
    The Comment Your Caption Rumble: Behind the Scenes

    Want to know what our favorite characters have been up to recently? Find out in this edition of <a href="http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tags/351767-the-comment-your-caption-rumble">The Comment Your Caption Rumble!</a>

    16
  • Shop News

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Build vivid hanging LomoCurtains, robust free-standing LomoCastles, and dazzling mounted LomoMosaics! Just click them together with the Lomography Photoclips!

  • Going Post Tropical with our LomoAmigo James Vincent McMorrow and the La Sardina

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-09-23 in #people #lomoamigos
    Going Post Tropical with our LomoAmigo James Vincent McMorrow and the La Sardina

    It's a huge pleasure to introduce our latest LomoAmigo, the fantastically gifted musician James Vincent McMorrow. This year, James launched his new album 'Post Tropical' and we couldn't wait to put a La Sardina camera in hands to play with for the Summer. He took the camera with him on his tour and snapped some truly cool shots. Check them out and read our interview with James below!

  • Hodachrome talks about his Malaysian adventure

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-03-13 in #world #locations
    Hodachrome talks about his Malaysian adventure

    Hodachrome, the Lomographic community's undisputed king of multiple exposures, held a photography exhibit in Malaysia late last year. As expected, "Dream or Reality" was very successful. Months after the said exhibit, hodachrome shares his experiences during his visit to the Southeast Asian country, and meeting some of his friends from the Lomo community in the flesh for the first time.

    7
  • Looking Back Lomography: 2013

    written by shhquiet on 2014-03-18 in #news
    Looking Back Lomography: 2013

    2013 was a fantastic year for Lomography. It was when we got technical, using our 20 years of analogue experience to create new products that inspired brilliant and unforgettable memories. Let's take a look back by visiting the special site that we made to honor yet another successful Lomography year!

    1