Stephan Kaps AKA mephisto19 Celebrates his Lomo LC-A+


What an awesome Lomo LC-A anniversary year 2009 has been and it’s not over yet! As a special community treat we have got an awesome line up of interviews day after day until the big one. First off the bat is mephisto19 telling us why, “shooting with your LC-A+ is ALWAYS a great experience”

REAL NAME: Stephan Kaps

CITY: Lindhorst near Hannover (living), Brunswick (studying)
COUNTRY: Germany

How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing?) and when did you get your first LC-A or LC-A+?
I really started with lomography in August 2005. Shortly after starting with lomography I wanted that camera, I somehow needed it. so I survived (don’t ask how!) a year after being infected with the lomography-virus without a lca. now I have several lc-as (if one is occupied or has empty batteries)

Tell us your greatest Lomographic experience with your LC-A or LC-A+ camera?
Shooting with your lc-a is ALWAYS a great experience! I have at least one with me every day, so I can shoot whenever i want whatever I want. I “perfected” my shoot from the hip- style normal peeople do not realize at all I took a picture of them. lomographers of course hear that lovely sound of the clicking lc-a when she is taking a photo.

Which of the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography most applies to your shooting style and why?
Take your camera everywhere you go, cause that is the basic to use all other rules. Only if you have your camera with you you can act fast, shoot from the hip and try to forget these rules :)

If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be? (song title & artist please)
Across the universe (the Beatles), but here in a Rufus Wainwright- version
I just love the song, beautiful, creative, wordplaying,….
What a wonderful world , Louis Armstrong
Casta Diva, Maria Callas

How would your life be different if you’d never discovered the LC-A or LC-A+?
Well…. i think i’d saved lots of money on developing films but i’d never have got the chance of being arts-student or make these funny lomo-projects in my region

Here’s the scene: your somewhere in the world with your LC-A+, a sack of your favorite film, and your best friend in the whole world… where are you and why?
I think I am in my kitchen! I am very rooted to my region, my fridge is full of films and i love to have friends in my house, cook, listen to music, have a bottle of wine or two, shoot and have fun.

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about getting an LC-A+ and not sure?
Just get it! If you have started thinking of getting one, you almost have it! The wish and the need will be so big and rumoring your insides you have to get one sooner or later!

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph?
Oh…. God? No, you are not allowed to…. So…. Hmmm…. Maria Callas maybe or some (German) politicians… or…. the guy next door… or… I think I do not have a certain aim!

Take a look at more of mephisto19’s awesome LC-A+ shots below

written by plainjane on 2009-12-14 in #people #lomoamigos #community #stephan-kaps #lc-a-anniversary #lomo-lc-a #lomo-amigo


  1. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    very nice!
    I really like the two last pictures in the two series (and I like mirrors)

  2. janette
    janette ·

    Excellent! Well done Stephan, I just love the last pic in the first set, well I love them all but that one REALLY made me smile. Big lomo love janette :-)

  3. eugenia
    eugenia ·

    lomo amigo of the Year !!!
    lomo on!!!!! ;)

  4. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    A great Lomographer !!!
    All of us must learn a lot from him !!!
    Congrats from Spain !!!

  5. lazara
    lazara ·

    ahh, great selection of photos for the gallery!!! kisses for stefan xoxo

  6. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    yeah stephan! you rules :)) very nice done and great gallery!!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    This interview is like Picasso talking about his paint brush 8D Hurrah for our LCA master !

  8. disdis
    disdis ·

    Mephisto rocks! Great lomographer and great selection!

  9. rater
    rater ·

    Mephisto is great! Happy to read this interview! Lomo on!

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    thanks for all your comments and liking it. i did not expect to have this single interview and end up in the lomo-amigo-list. GREAT!
    thanks lsi!

  11. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    yo, man! amigo congratZ :)

  12. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    w00t! :D

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    Well done,Stephan!

  14. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    nice and lovely gallery.

  15. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Excellent interview and fantastic shots, as always with mephisto!! :)))

  16. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    very good, very good.

  17. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    oooh....stephan..can't help it everytime i think of u it juz reminded me of that video of urs on facebook...haha...lomographer of the year...def!

  18. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    congrats dude

  19. comezone
    comezone ·

    as usual, great words and pics by mephisto... congrats my friend!

  20. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Good interview!! Wonderful photos!!

  21. renaishashin
    renaishashin ·

    I enjoy reading your review! Nice one Stephan! :D

  22. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    What a pleasure to read news from you Stephan. You are one of the best lomographers of the known world ! These LCA pics are gorgeous and I could say the same about your Lubitel's and other cams ! You're definitively a master ! Please, don't stop !

  23. flanflipflop
    flanflipflop ·

    awesome galleries Mephisto is a genius lomographer well done.x

  24. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    wooo wooo - i love this guy!

  25. satomi
    satomi ·

    Yeaaahhh! You know I'll be visiting you (and your home made food and some wine) in your kitchen one of these days, right, Stephan?:D You are an inspiration to everybody in this community! You are the Lomographer of EVERY YEAR!

  26. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    thanks again for all your comments! i am very happy!

  27. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Das ist ja lustig.....! Warst du bei Bild Nr 20 mit Scorpie unterwegs? Die hat ja fast das gleiche Motiv beim Lieblingsfoto Rumble hochgeladen?…

  28. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @eyecon das ist mir auch schon aufgefallen, aber nein, den tag war ich entweder mit anne oder mit annika schwimmen und beide hatten keine kamera dabei (also keine lomo, nein, aber auch sonst keine)

  29. stoonja
    stoonja ·

    Yes, very good interview, beautiful shots, you're great Stephan !!!!

  30. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    I´m always captivated by your photos. Thanks for the great interview and the wonderful collection of lomos. You rock!

  31. goldie
    goldie ·

    Well deserved, Stephan... Hands up...

  32. klickovic
    klickovic ·

    hola amigo:)))

  33. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    the greatest lomoamigo ever :)))

  34. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    wtg :)

  35. hansie14
    hansie14 ·

    Ahhhhh, lovely interview and gorgeous pics as ever. Esp the comment bout taking your camera everywhere, so true! Congrats!

  36. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Ode to the most creative, funny, unpredictable, exagerate and...."bulimic" lomo-artist ov the world! a Living Legend!

  37. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    YEAH!!! Amazing gallery and great interview with one of the absolute BEST! =)))) Congrats man! And I hope to see more of you and your kitchen this coming summer =) Best wishes for the New Year!

  38. zezefan
    zezefan ·

    YOU are stunning.

  39. nural
    nural ·

    You are the best, you know that!

  40. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    great photos !!!!

  41. eightmiles
    eightmiles ·

    nice photos u have

  42. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    I'm your fans from Malaysia! :)

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