John used to be a tough businessfish: career orientated, high-strung, and 24/7 in the biz. One day, as he was swimming home late at night from another exhausting meeting with the jellyfish-mafia, he decided to quit it all and lead a life of calmness and contemplation…“I’ve changed my life completely. I quit my job, and exchanged my stiff goldfish business suit for a cozy pair of leggings. Since that day, I’ve been as cool as a sea-cucumber! What’s the use of rushing about anyway? You’ll get orange-pale scales, your body-color will become dull and dreary, and your pelvic fin will never swing the same way again. After all that stress and grind, I devoted myself to the transcendental meditation of Master Maharishi Mahesh Yogi! Something amazing happened to me yesterday.
As I was meditating and gazing at an anemone for hours – the thing suddenly began to glow and revealed fabulous and divine colors all around itself. Friends, do you realize that it was the anemones aura that I saw? It’s the first step to enlightenment! Now it won’t take much longer until I’m fully enlightened and fly up to goldfish-paradise – where flake food flows in rivers and crab cocktails hang from the trees. Hooray!”
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Now based in London, Tom Hyatt is a London-based singer originally from Lancashire who has been compared to folk master John Martyn. Recently, he was given the opportunity to record a live session for the BBC. We gave him a La Sardina camera and asked him to document his rise to fame. Say hello to Tom Hyatt.
This friendly girl from Singapore loves doing multiple exposure shots and exchanging films and stories with her fellow Lomographers. Let's all cheer for the enthusiastic lomographer Norlizah, most popularly known in the Community as stonerfairy, our LomoGuru of the Week!
Not long after Alex Timmermans purchased his first digital camera at the turn of the century, he quickly realized the trappings of digital photography couldn't fulfill his personal photographic desires. He then began searching for a more challenging process — one that wasn't so predictable. His journey eventually landed him back at the roots of analogue photography, specifically employing the wet plate collodion process using original Petzval lenses. This antique photographic process found in him a renewed inspiration and has since become his passion, which is evident in both his words and his images.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
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!
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!
Being a huge fan of b-movies and funky music has greatly influenced his photographic style. After years of fearless experimentation, he mastered the art of using trippy colors and crazy compositions in making each of his lomographs stand out. Meet our latest LomoGuru from Germany Marko Bahr!
You might remember experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats for the CenturyCamera, his ambitious project which involved installation of 100 ultra-long-exposure cameras in and around Berlin, Germany "to continuously document 100 years of municipal growth and decay for scrutiny and judgment by future generations" between 2014 and 2114. But today, Keats goes a step further and begins yet another groundbreaking and unprecedented project with the Millennium Camera.
He may be a man of few words but his amazing gallery of more than 4,000 lomographs already speak volumes of the wonders his talent and creativity can do. Meet our latest LomoGuru from Bangkok, Thailand, Phanit Chaimongkol, more popularly known in our Community as jeng!