Shoot Different with Community LomoKino LomoAmigo Gauthierdumonde


He advises us to keep shooting and shooting not only for the love of analogue but also for self-improvisation! Why not try and try until you succeed, right?

And I do agree in the advice he gives not only for us Lomographers but also for LomoKino movie makers. This week’s LomoKino LomoAmigo is definitely someone to watch out for! So head on and read our interview with Wouter or gauthierdumonde, this week’s LomoKino LomoAmigo.

Name: Wouter Van den Berge
Lomography Username: gauthierdumonde
Location: Ghent, Belgium, Western Europe, World
Number of years as a Lomographer: 7
Number of years in the Community: 2

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

I am a historian and I did research on education and diversity for the university of Ghent. Now I work for a non-profit organization which develops and organizes projects on education and diversity. I used to be an electro-house-tech DJ but I got literally tired of the late hours. So while at it, I started to look for a new interest. I returned to one of my teen hobbies, photography. I saw beautiful pictures made by something called a Holga, so I bought it. I did not use my Holga a lot because my pictures with the Holga turned out quite different than the ones I had seen. Then someone gave me an old Contaflex SLR and I bought a Horizon Kompakt and gradually got into Lomography. I think my first cross-processed roll was five years after I got the Holga. When I joined the Community, I got into a shooting frenzy, so all of my time goes to shooting and developing film.

Popular Lomographs from gauthierdumonde.

Describe the LomoKino in five words.

Challenging, creative, new level of Lomography called LomoKinography!

How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?

I realy like shooting with the Lomokino because I have to think different. When I shoot Lomographs I try to see the world around me in a Lomographic way — through a plastic lens. The Lomokino challenges me even more. Now I have to see my surroundings in a lo-fi moving way.

RobotKino. She is Not.

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

I was inspired by this LomoKino movie:


It was just perfect and I was intrigued by the comments. People were pleased to finally see a good LomoKino movie. So I started checking out some other movies and honestly, a lot of them were not that good. Anyway, I decided a few years ago to be a photographer and not to start shooting movies. I made this decision when I got a Super 8 camera from a friend. I saw this LomoKino movie on the first birthday of my daughter and I wanted to shoot [that day] with a LomoKino. So when I was going to pick up her birthday cake at the bakery, I made little detour and I came home not only with the cake but with a Lomokino. I knew it was going to be hard to shoot a good movie and it is challenging. I am still working on that but I hope to do some nice ones in the future.

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

I just shot a LomoKino movie, a short and static one. I asked tourists to take a picture of me with one of my LC-A’s while filming them. Normally it is the other way around since the tourists asked me to take a picture of them. So I had a few nice talks with both young and old people and I always had to explain why I was shooting analogue.

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

A friend of mine plays in a cool rock band called Kapitan Korsakov and I would like to make a little clip with them. The problem is they are still under contract, never have time, and my LomoKino skills aren’t yet at the point that they will make time for me. Someday, I’ll film them.

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


An Analogue Afternoon

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

I wanna do longer movies, about five minutes. I don’t want a story, the images should keep the viewers attention. So I will need some great ideas, a lot of practice on getting the right timing plus some models. A lot of work but next summer I will shoot it. Now I am just going to practice shooting short clips of maximum two rolls of film.

Robot Tunnelvision

Your advice to future LomoKino users.

The same advice I give to starting Lomographers (but this time in capitals:) USE IT. Some of my friends have a Diana F+ and they shoot one roll a year. They are always waiting for the right moment, with the right people and the right light and so. When this moment happens and they have their camera, they just take bad shots. Anyone can do Lomography, but unless you have natural talent, you can’t expect to get mind-blowing results when you only use your camera once a year. You have to learn to see the world through a plastic lens, in a cross-processed way. If you can take a cool pic in a dull place, then you are going to rock when that special moment comes. The same goes for the LomoKino. Don’t wait for inspiration, a good story and nice actors. Go out and shoot with it! Currently I am in the process of learning to shoot the LomoKino and my movies suck. But I will know how to use it when that creative moment comes.

See more movies from Wouter here:



Do you have something to say about your LomoKino experience? Then drop me a line at and you might be our next LomoKino LomoAmigo!

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 2012-12-08 in #people #lomoamigos


  1. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Thank you for this interview, @gauthierdumonde! :)

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    It's really great to read this! I've been following @gauthierdumonde for six months or so, and I think I'd assess him and his work as follows: he's extremely honest, he's unconventional, he's seriously dedicated to what he does, he LOVES collecting, shooting, fixing and breaking cameras, he's definitely crazy (but in a good way!), he doesn't crave popularity, he's modest, he's amazingly creative, he's very knowledgeable and shares his advice generously, and his photos and films demonstrate the intelligence, originality, passion and poetic sensitivity of a true artist. Plus he's funny as hell ;-) Wouter, you are a genuine Lomo spirit, and I salute you...!

  3. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    @buckshot Thanks, that's the nicest thing anyone said about me.

  4. avola
    avola ·

    @buckshot@mayeemayee@gauthierdumonde Nothing left to say, but heartily confirmation

  5. paulus74
    paulus74 ·

    @buckshot is so right!!

  6. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    nice interview @gauthierdumonde ...

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoAmigo: Singer-Songwriter Ryan Star

    written by kylah on 2014-03-24 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Singer-Songwriter Ryan Star

    Not only did rocker Ryan Star love taking pictures with the Fisheye No. 2, but last time he played in New York City, we sent two lucky fans to the show with Color Splash cameras. In this interview, Ryan shares his favorite shots and tells us about his experience with the Fisheye No. 2.

  • Why do you love film photography?

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-12 in #news
    Why do you love film photography?

    It's such a simple and straight-forward question that every film photographer gets asked, but the answers can be a bit different yet interesting per analogue-loving individual. Whether you're a total beginner, an intermediate shooter, or an expert snapper, we want you to tell us why you keep shooting with film!

  • Newcomer of the Week: elimpacto

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-12 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: elimpacto

    He joined the Community not only for the crazy photographs but also for the creative and informative tipsters. In fact, one of his goals is to try out as many tipsters as he can. Let's get to know our Newcomer of the Week from Leipzig, Germany, elimpacto!

  • Shop News

    DIY Camera for Less!

    DIY Camera for Less!

    You can now have the Pinhole Art DIY 135 at 40% less! Start setting up your own camera, shoot in 35mm format and get those soft-focused wide-angled images.

  • Most Popular Photos of February 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-08 in #news
    Most Popular Photos of February 2014

    In our Community, February bloomed not only with posts about love and romance but also with lovely Lomographs!

  • Top Shoutbox Users Of September 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-04 in #news
    Top Shoutbox Users Of September 2014

    Promotions, interesting musings, and mundane greetings keep the Shoutbox alive. And we thank these lomographers not only for keeping it busy but also for making it extra entertaining!

  • Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-17 in #people #news #lifestyle #locations #lomoamigos
    Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-05 in #reviews
    Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!

  • Camera Collections: schlogoat's Hoarded Analogue Treasures

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-03-16 in #lifestyle
    Camera Collections: schlogoat's Hoarded Analogue Treasures

    A UK Community LomoAmigo and a passionate analogue photographer, Julia, better known to the community as schlogoat, has been collecting cameras for 17 years. This loyal disciple of analogue does not only shoot on film but processes her own rolls as well. Read on to find out more about her and her camera collection.

  • LomoAmigos Yougofirst Shoot With The LomoKino In Their New Snowboard Movie

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-09 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigos Yougofirst Shoot With The LomoKino In Their New Snowboard Movie

    Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? A little while ago, we teamed up with the snowboard and film-making collective Yougofirst and gave them a LomoKino and some film rolls to play with. After a season of crazy riding, jumps and tricks, they have finished their latest movie HETEROTOPIA which features footage shot with our 35mm movie-maker. We had the chance to catch up with Vid and Matic from the collective about the new movie and their experiences shooting analogue on the slopes. It's also our pleasure to showcase the movie here!

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Top Photo Likers of February 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-08 in #news
    Top Photo Likers of February 2014

    February may be the shortest month but it overflowed with love and passion. These Community members were not able to control that rush of feelings for analogue photographs and they chose to share it through the "Like" button!

  • LomoKino: Life in Moving Pictures!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-21 in #reviews
    LomoKino: Life in Moving Pictures!

    I bought the LomoKino years ago, and since then I've been having great times with it. I will continue documenting my daily life with the LomoKino, which is Lomography in motion! You can see the movements and facial expressions of people - it’s priceless! Documenting life in moving pictures, the Lomokino can be used as a camera that not only shoots moving pictures but also works like the multi-frame wonder camera, Supersampler!

  • The Phoblographer Gives the LC-A 120 Five Stars and Editor's Choice Award!

    written by jacobs on 2015-01-08 in #news
    The Phoblographer Gives the LC-A 120 Five Stars and Editor's Choice Award!

    We love our cameras. We especially love it when you love our cameras. And we get super pumped when you tell us about it. So when the LC-A 120 got a stunning review from the fellas at The Phoblographer, we were giddy with delight! Not only did they give it a killer, in-depth review, but they also bestowed it with a 5/5 rating and Editor's Choice award! Read on for a little taste of the review and then head to their site to read the whole thing!