Helen Newcastle AKA Scootiepye shooting with the Lomo LC-A+


What she finds sexy with the LOMO LC-A is that it's a knickerless kind of camera. Get to know more about Scootiepye as shares more of her thoughts about this little Russian camera!

CITY Newcastle
COUNTRY United Kingdom

How long have you been a Lomographer?
HN: Registered 2001-08-08 16:41:17 – but I had a Lomo camera a bit before I discovered lomography.com BUT so still about 5 years … well ok 5.5 yrs. My Fist Lomo was a yellow super sampler – I still have it AND it still works – My First LOMO LC-A I bought in Hong Kong.

Describe the LOMO LC-A+ in five words.
S: Sexy, adventurous, wide eyed, seductive, knickerless.

The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
HN: OK so first off I am NOT going to tell you the greatest story…*coughs. But I will tell you this – I was shooting with a homemade pinhole camera – made from a ‘tin of spam’ I was in my local supermarket and camera was stuffed in my hoody pocket – I shopped and was on my way out the door when the security man stopped me asking me if I had paid for the tin of spam in my hooded top pocket – I looked at him straight in the eyes ’it’s a camera’ I was taken to the office … I laughed a lot they thought I was a strange freak … then on the way home I took a picture of a small plant on the ground – an old lady walked passed me stopped still look at me then looked at the ‘tin of spam’ on the floor and said ‘are you alright dear’ – I just looked at her and smiled.

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).

  • Tori Amos – A Sorta Fairytale
  • Buck 65 – Roses and Blue Jays
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House.

Digital or Analog? Why?
HN: Erm let me think most carefully about this question – ok that tiny second is now over my answer is analogue … because it breathes life and colour hues that give warmth with dimensional depth – Analogue images are still to my eyes richer in everyway to look at … that process from lens, to film, then through chemicals to seeing them in your hand is simply a magical experience, a life event a real ‘part’ of the ether – and well nothing beats that excitement – even better when standing in a dark room processing your very own films…

HN: Digital to me at the moment tries to copy that analogue style and fails – it’s yes speedy and convenient tool to use, no development costs – but digital to me has no soul, no life force you get exactly what you see on that small screen, not special or sometimes mysteriously unique with light leaks or chemical oddities …

HN: Shooting using the average digital camera there is a delay from taking a shot to capturing it even during bright light – not an ‘in the moment camera’ it’s has a slurred delayed reaction. It’s a personal preference both are tools to use to create with – my preference as things stand now is Analogue.

If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now – where would it be and what would you do?
HN: blinks – do you really want me to answer this question?! Out loud, right here and right now? …it would involve some flexibility…

The absolute best restaurant in your town – something authentic, delicious, and not too pricey. Name & address please.
HN: Bella & Herbs – Heaton Road , Newcastle Upon Tyne – THE best simple as that – more of a diner than a Restaurant however

Things about the LOMO LC-A+ that you love & adore

  • I love the fact it’s not called Penelope.
  • I love the smooth wind on action
  • I adore it’s texture, and the cheeky little glint it has in it’s deep big eye
  • I LOVE The pin sharp lens…

Your advice to future LOMO LC-A+ Lomographers.

  • Don’t wear binocular when using the view finder on the LCA+
  • Always give your LCA+ a good name –I call mine own Stanley (she is a girl)
  • Sleep with your LCA+ camera in your bed AT LEAST once in your life Smile a lot and eat bananas – helps to shoot good Lomographic images…
  • Don’t wear your LCA+ as ear rings – as it bounces off the side of your ear just a bit too much.
  • I also advise not using your LCA+ as a snowboard – it doesn’t work – I tried already, It also does it make a good underwater snorkel…sadly


written by fookshit on 2009-08-10 in #people #lomoamigos #interviews #lomo-amigos #lomo-lc-a


  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful interview!!!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Helen rocks !!!

  3. uslan
    uslan ·

    The guy with the white glasses rocks

  4. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    one of the most entertaining interviews I've read from the amigos

  5. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    @uslan - yeah I agree ! did u know that image is also on the LCA+ packageing so - hell Uslan your such an international :P yay!

More Interesting Articles

  • Meet our LomoGuru: roxyvonschlotterstein

    written by lomography on 2015-11-08 in #world #lifestyle
    Meet our LomoGuru: roxyvonschlotterstein

    A passion deeply rooted in her childhood, photography serves as a form of meditation and a creative outlet for Germany-based community member roxyvonschlotterstein. Aside from keeping an active LomoHome, she puts forth effort in participating in photography-related projects and activities with her fellow German lomographers. In this interview, she shares more about her memorable experiences in community, thoughts about shooting on film, and a tidbit about her LomoHome name.

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Justine Jugnet

    written by lomographyfrance on 2015-03-25 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Justine Jugnet

    Justine Jugnet is a French photographer based in Lyon who loves fashion photography. She recently took the Petzval lens to shoot with in Paris. Get to know more about her and her wonderful way of shooting the world around her in this exclusive interview.

  • Make the Most of Your LC-Wide!

    written by Alexandra Pillet on 2015-06-18 in #world #tipster
    Make the Most of Your LC-Wide!

    The LC-Wide: it's compact, but wide. It’s an amazing little beast that will adapt itself to all weathers, all kinds of film rolls. How to find more (crazy) ways to shoot with it? Here are a few ways!

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Awesome Albums: Pre-Wedding my Friend by opon21

    written by chooolss on 2014-12-14 in #news
    Awesome Albums: Pre-Wedding my Friend by opon21

    A pre-nup shoot gets a little more magical with the help of the LomoChrome Purple in today's featured album!

  • Crafty Creativity: LomoAmigo Felt Mistress

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-03 in #people #lomoamigos
    Crafty Creativity: LomoAmigo Felt Mistress

    Louise Evans AKA Felt Mistress designs and makes cute, colorful monsters and characters out of felt. She has worked with the likes of artist Pete Fowler and musician Gruff Rhys, and even made a special felt character for a Lomography Exhibition back in 2012. She shot with the LC-A+ and Fisheye Baby recently, and shared personal insight regarding her work.

  • Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    written by lomography on 2015-10-25 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    Emily Beaver got the community hooked on her compelling black and white portraits of musicians. Despite the absence of colors, her images are enliven by the intense emotions of her subjects. In this interview, our newcomer of the week opens up about her passion for photography, shooting exclusively with an LC-A, and more.

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    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!

  • Newcomer of the Week: alessi_t

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-02-08 in #world #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: alessi_t

    Aside from having the same passion for photography, Alessia and Alessio also shoot the same camera to document their happy moments together. Let's get to know more about these creative newcomers and their shared LomoHome, alessi_t!

  • Traveling Through Different Continents with Pei Ketron and her Lomo LC-A 120

    written by givesmehell on 2015-07-17 in #people #lifestyle #lomoamigos
    Traveling Through Different Continents with Pei Ketron and her Lomo LC-A 120

    Pei Ketron is an incredibly talented photographer based in San Francisco. She was born in Taiwan and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Pei spent her childhood in the deserts in the southwest and spent summers embracing the monsoons of the tropics. She teaches photography on several platforms like Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and The Compelling Image, and has an impressive list of clients including Apple, Adobe and Bloomingdale's. Read on to find out what she has to say about her adventures around the world with the Lomo LC-A 120.

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: The Comeback of Diane Sagnier!

    written by lomographyfrance on 2015-04-15 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: The Comeback of Diane Sagnier!

    Perhaps you already know this young and beautiful woman? Yes, you’re right: she was one of our previous LomoAmigos! This time around, Diane Sagnier tried the Petzval Art Lens with her analog Nikon camera. Let’s find out more about her work in this exclusive interview!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-02-17 in #gear #tipster
    Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.

  • Newcomer of the Week: fraumuellerdenktnach

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-09 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: fraumuellerdenktnach

    Daniela admits that she's still a newbie when it comes to photography but the positive feedback she's receiving from the community motivates her to push harder and shoot more. Let's get to know more about this dedicated lomographer from Stuttgart, Germany, fraumuellerdenktnach!

  • Lomo'Instant First Impressions: mamablue

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-04 in #lifestyle
    Lomo'Instant First Impressions: mamablue

    Mamablue has been shooting with her two Polaroid cameras for years. She's no stranger to instant photography but the Lomo'Instant camera challenged her to get even more creative. Have a look at her first Lomo'Instant snapshots and her quick tip on using the camera's close-up feature.