Community LomoAmigo Frauspatzi Gives Us A Dose of Her LomoKino!


Lomography in general inspires her while the LomoKino, our ever glorious analogue movie maker, gives her more creative ideas to work with!

So come and meet this week’s LomoKino LomoAmigo, Melanie, as she gives us a lowdown of her experiences with the LomoKino!

Credits: frauspatzi

Full Name: Melanie Schmidt
Lomography Username: frauspatzi
Location: Minden, Germany

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?

Together with my friend, I live the rural district of Minden. I work as a social worker and advise children, adolescents, and their families. In my leisure time I’m often with nature, I do some sport and trips, ride motorcycles, like Greece, and of course I like to photograph.

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?

I have been photographing since childhood with analog cameras. My first lomo-camera I bought in 2001 – the SuperSampler. A colleague had a SuperSampler as we have met with people with disabilities. I was immediately impressed :-)

I’ve learned a lot from the Community about analog photography. Lomo meetings inspired me. I’ve met many people and explored interesting locations.

Describe the LomoKino in five words.

Fun, scanning, excitement, creativity, old-school

How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?

I like to superior some screenplays. This is the difference with Lomo (cameras). The organization of a LomoKino movie needs a lot of creativity and makes a lot fun. Furthermore, the turning and the click-click-click of the LomoKino produce anold-school-feeling.

The Red Balloon

What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?

When I have seen the first LomoKino-movies on the internet, I had no doubt… “Yes, I need this camera!” I like the idea to make a movie out of a normal 35-mm-film.

Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?

In my video “Shadow Dance” we thought we could incorporate a little “fight scene”. But that did not work at all. As a camera woman, it was impossible for me to beat, and rotate the crank of the LomoKino further. The “shadow dance girl” was so in her element, she jumped to the side and fell into a ditch. Luckily nothing bad happened to her! :-)


If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?

Oh, that’s a difficult question. The heroine of my childhood is Pippi Longstocking. Maybe I would go with her to a funfair. There are colorful carousels, a shooting range, and the strongest man in the world. Of course the police-men Kling & Klnag I would not miss.

Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.

Ghost on the Beach by satomi

Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?

I’ll make a lot of movies and try out different 35mm-films! Of course I’ll take the LomoKino with me in the next holiday. I can imagine to write a script for a longer film – perhaps for a horror movie!

Your advice to future LomoKino users.
I bought a tripod to hold it. With this you can reduce the extreme shake. I can recommend it to anyone.

See more movies by Melanie!



The Cow

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!

written by mayeemayee on 2012-04-21 in #people #lomoamigos #videos #lomokino #q-a #lomoamigo #interview #community #lomokino-lomoamigo


  1. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

  2. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Thank you again, @frauspatzi! :)

  3. du3ky
    du3ky ·

    These are awesome! Good work!

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