He devoted himself with the strict and very technical world of monochrome photography for quite some time and not so long ago he finally decided to go out of his shell and divulge to some emotionally soaked colors of Lomography!
Name: Marcus K.
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Camera Shelf: Holga 120N, Fed-3, Canon A-1, Nikkormat FTN, Bronica SQ-A
How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
After shooting black and white film since 2004 I finally decided to dabble with color film about a year ago. So I bought a bunch of expired color negative and slide films and began experimenting. In search of information about the “look” of different films I came across this website. After several months of browsing the Lomography Community I decided to join and share my photographs.
Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?
I don’t have too many friends here yet but I do admire the work by uncle_jay. I like his photos because they’re from all around the globe.
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
I resonate with rule number six: “Don’t think." For the first several years of doing black and white photography I was caught up perfecting technical aspects (e.g. sharpness, contrast, composition rules) and lost sight of the emotional aspect. With Lomography I can forget about perfect exposure and sharpness and capture feelings in the moment.
In this digital age, why still film?
With film, there is a certain element of unpredictability that makes every pictures unique. When working with rare and expired materials, it may be impossible to get the same result again. I also like the tangibility of working with film; I can hold the negatives or prints in my hand and experience them in a different way than I do with digital mediums.
Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.
This is one of my favorite photographs because it reminds me of the good times with friends. It was taken on Kodak Ektachrome EPY 64T (expired) which is one of my favorite films. I had no idea that the photograph would turn out this way with all the crazy colors and superimposed light streaks. That was one fun night!
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!