12 Analogue Questions with Dilşad Aladağ


Remember the delightful drawings on film burned photos by Turkish community member Dilşad Aladağ? We asked her to collaborate with a few other Lomographers on some new light leak sketches and here, she shows and tells us about her creative analogue process.

Credits: kargagasi

NAME: Dilşad Aladağ a.k.a. kargagasi
LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey
AGE: 20

1. Hi, Dilşad! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born in 1993 in Turkey. I’m an architecture student at Istanbul Technical University. I enjoy drawing, making collages and I’m also very into analogue photography.

2. Why do you still shoot film/analogue?
Because analogue photographs have their own unique colors and it makes the work remarkable. Every time I use film, it gives different tastes. I’ve tried using digital cameras but it got monotonous after a while. Analogue shooting just has it’s own character. Above all, filming analogue makes me feel I have the power to experience a different era.

Credits: kargagasi

3. How did you come up with your “Little Drawings” project on film burned photos?
A photograph of my best friend that I shot was half-burned. I thought that if I draw the other half of her face, she’d like it. And I applied the technique to my other burned photographs. I just felt like doing it.

4. How did you pick the community members to collaborate with as well as photos to draw on?
Luckily, Lomography is a large community. I didn’t have any trouble finding half-burned pictures to draw on and it was a lot of fun. Looking all those pictures from all around the world about all kind of stuff.

Credits: kargagasi & beyzabalik

5. Which part of the process do you like better: taking the photo or drawing on it?
I can’t decide between the two. At least I’m not feeling sad about my half-burned photos.

6. Who/what are your favorite subjects? When/where do you feel most inspired?
Hands and books. These are my favourite subjects to work on. I feel inspired when I’m exploring new places.

Credits: kargagasi

7. Does being a Lomographer help in your architecture studies?
Of course. Being a Lomographer certainly changes one’s point of view. And as an architect candidate, I need different perspectives.

8. Describe your first memory as if it were a still photograph.
(See photos below.)

Photos by kargagasi

9. If you could hang as a camera around anyone’s neck, who would that someone be?
Definetly Özde, my favorite Lomographer friend. Her LomoHome is lisamariesimpson.

10. If you could no longer see, what’s one image you’d like burned in your mind?
It is hard to decide on one image. But I am pretty sure that it is not going to be my desk.

Credits: kargagasi, beyzabalik, mslemonkisses & ariannapaloma

11. The strangest, funniest, hands-down greatest, or most “unusual” photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
I made a double explosure with my homemade fisheye lens on Diana F+.

12. What’s coming up on the horizon? New projects? What’s in the works and what’s on your mind?
It is a peak year for me because of school so there is not much time to think on new projects. However, with a couple of friends, we plan to publish an animation or comic book on our own.

Credits: kargagasi, litumai, belletts & nation_of_pomation

Visit Dilşad’s LomoHome and Flickr to see more of her “Little Drawings.”

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written by denisesanjose on 2013-08-14 in #lifestyle #analogue-photography #istanbul #12-analogue-questions #light-leaks #film-burn #art #dilsad-aladag #little-drawings #community #diy #collaboration #lomography #drawing #turkey #inspiration


  1. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Thanks for working on this awesome analogue art project, @kargagasi! And great job on the creative collaboration with @beyzabalik @mslemonkisses @ariannapaloma @belletts @nation_of_pomation @lisamariesimpson!

  2. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    wow, that's beautiful! and i'm glad you used one of my pictures, thanks a lot!!

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