Boris the pass-on-Lomo was surrounded by glitter, paint, pens and cutouts – he stayed at illustrator and artist Roxanne for a week. She’s a busy bee, so it was quite the week. Read along after the jump!
*Who did Boris end up with and what’s his life like? *
My name is Roxanne Dekker. I just turned 30. I live in Amsterdam and work at home as an artist and illustrator. It’s already been 5.5 years since I fell in love with Yousef and 15 years since I fell in love with my best friends. I’m a busy bee – never a quiet moment with me. One night a week I’m Pony Peaches’ DJ.
How did Boris end up with you and which assignment did you get?
I met Boris when I bumped into Baris a.k.a. Sotu the Traveller after not seeing him for the longest time. Talking about Boris the pass-on-lomo got me very interested. My assignment was to shoot a nude photo, an assignment once given to Bat Country and Willem de Bruin. But Baris thought the execution was a bit prude, so I got a second chance at the same assignment.
Were you familiar with Lomography before?
I’ve heard of it, but never photographed as a Lomographer before. I always wanted to try it though, so this project was perfect!
How did you like having Boris around?
I really really liked it. I used to take photos every day – I always took my camera everywhere I went, so this was great! The camera, a Lomo LC-A+, is really nice with its mx-function to take double exposures – really addicting!
How did Boris become part of your life during this week?
There were several ways in which Boris became part of my life:
- He was with me at all times
- I was more aware of my surroundings
- I appreciated everything around me a little more: nature, people, friends, even everyday activities
- I got a lot of nice reactions to Boris
What did you like taking photos of with Boris?
I captured a lot of special things. I took a photo of a very pregnant friend of mine, took photos at nothing less than 3 birthdays, took photos of dildos when I was DJing at the Jimmy, and took photos of where I work. And of course of Erin’s kittens, my friends having a haircut, the rain and sun, and art at expos!
What did others think of Boris?
He was with me all the time and got a lot of nice comments!
Would you like to experiment some more with Boris or another Lomography camera?
Boris contained a black and white film this week. As I love color, I would like to shoot a color film sometime!
What would you like to be the assignment for the next owner?
Make a quadtych containing:
1. A photo of your past
2. A photo of your present
3. A photo of your future
4. A photo of how you like to be seen
All open to interpretation!
See all photos taken with Boris by Roxanne. Every three weeks you’ll be able to read and see in our magazine what Boris has been up to with his new hosts. A little impatient of just too excited? Follow Boris on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date.
All Boris’ adventures so far:
- Liveloving human snowball Omar Kbiri
- Dutch lomographer Pien van Dis
- Visual genious Lize Korpershoek a.k.a. Lizepietje
- Text cloud-master Kakhiel
- Copywriter Ilse Beekhof
- Rapper Willem de Bruin
- Band Bat Country
- Graphic designer Freshco
- DJ and producer Sotu the Traveller
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