One quick look at his LomoHome and you might mistake him for the legendary Johnny Cash! Well, he definitely ain't that man but he sure is the man you should look forward to for great analogue photos!
Just a few months in our Community and he sure has lots of impressive Lomographs in his Home. Coming from the beautiful land of UK, let us know more about this week’s newcomer!
Name: Johnny Clash
Lomography Home: http://www.lomography.com/homes/johnnyclash
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Current film cameras: Lomo LC-A, Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day, Lomo Spinner, Minolta Vectis 300, Fujifilm Instax 210
How did you find out about the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
By accident really, just signed up for the newsletter after buying my Russia Day LC-A.
Is there anyone in the Lomographic Society you look up to? If yes, who is him/her and why?
LomoKev from Brighton, he loves his LC-A’s and he makes it look so easy to get great images!
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
Definitely Rule no. 1; Take Your Camera Everywhere You Go. You just never know what you might capture and where a big camera may be intimidating and cumbersome, the little black toy camera will fit in your pocket and looks friendly and unobtrusive.
In this digital age, why still film?
Oh I love digital as well. I have a Fujifilm X100 which is great but while you can shoot from the hip with a Lomo it also makes you work harder and think about the focus, compositionm and light much more than the “instant erase” digital camera. You just cannot get that rich film feel from a digital camera with or without post processing.
What are you looking forward to in our Community?
Well I’ve only just joined but I’ve already got inspiration on composition and effects. It’s good to see results from other cameras and films that I would like in the future. I have just put an Ilford Delta 3200 B&W film in my Russia Day after seeing results on this Community. I’m so excited to get them back in a couple of weeks, it will be the first roll of black and white I have ever had developed. P.S. Do you have Lomo meet ups? That would be really cool, I could certainly arrange a LC-A xpro walk in Brighton!
Your favorite analogue camera as of the moment? Why?
My favourite at the moment is my LC-A+ Russia Day. I love the MX switch I’m having fun playing with. I saw an image of the Eiffel Tower double exposed with flowers which inspired me to do something similar with the windmill in my local village.
What is the Lomographic camera you’d want to have someday?
There are two; one of which might be coming at Christmas as I’ve dropped enough hints. It’s the Lomo LC-Wide! I’ve seen loads of photos on the Community walls and the images are stunning! I love the fact that it will focus down at 0.4 which is great for food, detail, and full on face shots. Even my partner will be able to take self portraits (she’s got short arms.) You just get a whole lot more in the picture.
The other is the Contax T3, the last of the high-end compact auto-focus film cameras. The images have the sharpness of digital with the scrumptiousness of film. The cameras are out of my price range at the moment though.
Share your current favorite Lomograph (could be yours or a friend’s) and explain why it is your favorite.
I really like this photo of the police man. It was only my second ever shot taken with the LC-A. I like the fact that we live in a country where I was able to take it at all. Although If I’d have tried to take this photograph with a big DSLR it wouldn’t have happened but the little unassuming LC-A was able to get away with it.
Are you new in this Community? Wanna say hello? Then drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and you might just be our next Newcomer of the Week!