Elijah Wood shooting with the Lomo LC-A+

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This man needs no further introduction - acting in top-billed roles for films like 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Everything is Illuminated', Elijah Wood is no stranger to the limelight - Join us as we turn that around with our intimate gallery and interview with the Hobbit himself!

What can we say to introduce Elijah Wood? To get him familiar with a new friend, the Lomo LC-A+ we made him our newest amigo. He answered a few questions about what’s coming up for him as well as where he took the photos in his gallery. Check it out!

REAL NAME: Elijah Wood
CITY: Los Angeles
COUNTRY: USA

How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing)?
EW: I’ve been shooting with Lomo cameras for about 8 years. The LC-A was the first Lomo camera that I shot with and I have been a fan ever since.

Describe the LC-A+ in five words.
EW: Simple. Durable. Mysterious. Surprising. Rewarding.

The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
EW: One of my favorite series of photos that I took were from an off-road trip I took in Baja, California a couple years ago. The terrain we drove through went from dusty desert to alpine mountains in the span of hours, which was incredible. The camera I was using had minor imperfections that made the results some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken. Fun trip as well.

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).
EW: Going Up The Country – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Don’t Let It Rain – Doris
In Time – Pentangle

If you could take your LC-A+ and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
EW: There are many places that I’d love to take the camera and a bag of film; on a road trip across the US, Prague, New Zealand. At the top of my list at the moment would be Japan and in particular the metropolis of Tokyo. I love that city and I’m constantly reaching for a camera whilst walking through it’s mad streets.

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph.
EW: Jazz musicians in NY during the latter part of the 50’s. I’ve always loved the black and white imagery capturing that world during the growth of Jazz in our country. (That’s a difficult question, as my answer could change with the wind.)

Sorry, but we can’t resist… the LC-A+ is of course precious to Lomographers around the world. What are the most precious things in your life (besides your new LC-A+, of course)?

EW: My family and friends. Music collection. Collected memories.

Your gallery is really amazing, and we thank you for sharing such intimate photos with us. Tell us a little about where you were when you shot, and what’s the story behind the photos?
EW: Most of these photos were taken in Vermont in the North East Kingdom during a recent vacation with friends as well as time in Burlington with my girlfriend and Gogol Bordello. Quite a few of the photos chronicle my first experience with the game Stump, a game of hammering your opponents nails into a stump after first flipping the hammer and catching it. Brilliant. DJing with Jason Cooley at The Radiator; a shoot with my friend Shirley (easily one of the most photographable people I know); driving through the Vermont countryside with James; visiting Joe on the farm; jam session in a cabin by the lake; walking with James, Missy and Heloise; pizza; Bread & Puppets.

What’s on the horizon, Elijah? We’d love to know about any current or future project, film, adventure, or cause that has you buzzing.
EW: There is an excellent and unique animated film that I’m a part of, called 9 that will be coming out on September 9th. Working on various other things at the moment, from developing projects to produce and continuing to flesh out Simian Records. Also, simply enjoying the summer and ready to work on more new barbecue skills!

Your advice to future LC-A+ shooters.

EW: Don’t think too much. The camera kind of has a mind of it’s own and it’s happy accidents are often the best results. What’s great about the camera is how you can often be quite flippant with how you shoot and have surprising results.

written by alexandrak on 2009-08-10 in #people #lomoamigos #elijah-wood #lomo-lc-a #lomo-amigos #actor

37 Comments

  1. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    woohoo - that's funky!

  2. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    lc-a+ = hobbit-cam

  3. snoop
    snoop ·

    nice! really enjoyed the shots and the interview.

  4. mandi
    mandi ·

    jaja, the lca... you can't resist the magic.

  5. ca-ro
    ca-ro ·

    Accidents with lc-a are the best type

  6. coca
    coca ·

    great interview and nice gallery

  7. ouroborosx
    ouroborosx ·

    Stump looks like fun.

  8. juliagulia
    juliagulia ·

    great gallery, i like the third pic the best

  9. stouf
    stouf ·

    Super gallery ! By the way, I loved "everything is illuminated" !!!

  10. nikipaniki
    nikipaniki ·

    Nice shot. Love the photo of the girls walking up hill.

  11. andyzz
    andyzz ·

    Everytime I've got my LC-A+ in my bag, I rules the world. "Lord of the Lomo" !

  12. special_patrol
    special_patrol ·

    i love this guy. flipping OSSUM. high fives, mate!

  13. pun23
    pun23 ·

    nice shoot's!!

  14. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    radical!

  15. werdle
    werdle ·

    Hey, i love the images. The last one is my favourite. If you take a trip to Japan, be sure to post your images!

  16. quacli
    quacli ·

    Oh Great! Wonderful photos! I loved Elijah like Frodo, and now, like lomographer is nice nice! Kisses from Brazil!

  17. angelkath
    angelkath ·

    who would've thought he's a lomographer, and for so long! awesome :D

  18. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    That's awesome! Great shots, Elijah.

  19. ulan25
    ulan25 ·

    frodo shoots lomo! hehe. that's awesome =)

  20. jaminsemirang
    jaminsemirang ·

    Adorable boy shoots with adorable camera.

  21. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    *AWESOME*

  22. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    yay for 'fun-sized' people!

  23. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    sweeeet!

  24. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    Frodo with Lomo!

  25. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Great boots in #41 :)

  26. nanuth
    nanuth ·

    yeah so cool the elijah wood!! i liked him and find him sympathic but now that i know he is using lomo camera i liked it more and more!!

  27. emma-sailor
    emma-sailor ·

    i love elijah wood.

  28. middernachtlopper
    middernachtlopper ·

    I met Elijah in a Gogol Bordello gig in Madrid, and he was so nice!

    For some reason i'm glad he's a lomographer :)

  29. sarabbit
    sarabbit ·

    GREAT TO HEAR THIS NEWS!
    I like himwhen i watch the lord of the ring before:)

  30. dan_brito
    dan_brito ·

    Wonder what other cameras he shoots with. Cool interview.

  31. beljes
    beljes ·

    wouu!

  32. in_search_of_answers
    in_search_of_answers ·

    hey guys! if Elijah is in the Lomography for about 8years, so it means that in time of The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) he allready was shooting on lc-a!!!
    SHOW PICS OF THAT TIME, plzzzzzz!!! ;}

  33. thaislima
    thaislima ·

    beautiful elijah!

  34. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    I love pic 33 and 37 because it's the Bread and Puppet circus field and the Puppeteers Memorial Ground. I did an internship there last summer and I will definetely go there again because the Bread and Puppet is the most fantastic place I've eber been to! Vermont is lovely, too!
    Hurrah to Cheap Art!

  35. bernardjoy-dones
    bernardjoy-dones ·

    nice lomo from frodo...=)

  36. basicspace
    basicspace ·

    I admire him even more now! <3 Excellent!

  37. lynnofthewood
    lynnofthewood ·

    Asparagus! Love the yellow/green wall on the barn, Bread and Puppet are so fun, got to play with them in Maryland. Wholesaler of the Long Trail in Vermont - so beautiful.

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