Hailing from Italy, this week's LomoKino LomoAmigo from our Community describes his love for the glorious analogue movie maker in a few notes. Descriptions might be short but they are definitely sweet!
Meet Simone Volpi, or more commonly known as weidong in the Lomographic Society as he shares his own LomoKino story. Read, watch, and be inspired!
Full Name: Simone Volpi
Lomography Username: weidong
Location: Recanati, Italy
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
I am a 34 years old boy who was born in Italy. A curious man looking overtime for something interesting, weird, and out of common. I worked as a Purchase Manager in China for three years, selecting new suppliers for an Italian company. And now I work under Luxury Furniture Fields. My main interests are: Photography (Lomography), reading books, playing RPG, doing the jigsaw, and I collect many stuff: dolls, wooden cages, shrunken heads, model ships, masks, and more.
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
I’ve been a Lomographer since 2011 – just one year!
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
Useful, funny, speechless, cheap, demode!
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
I like using black and white film or dia… The results are just amazing!
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
Just myself! I wanted to just buy it.
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
…. None yet, but I’m sure I will do!
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
I would like to shoot Woody Allen because he is one of my favorite filmmakers!
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
I like all Satomi’s LomoKino movies, especially Ghost on the Beach.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
At the moment I don’t have any project – waiting for spring for inspiration!
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
It is a fantastic machine which is cheap and is really useful in making movies that you will not regret about! Even the scan is not so stressful!
Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!