Community LomoKino LomoAmigo Freakoftheweek's Dream Machine


It was a dream come true when the LomoKino was launched... Well at least for this LomoAmigo from Germany!

Long before the LomoKino, Marko or freakoftheweek has dreamt of a Lomography product that can make all his motion film ideas come into life. So it was no doubt that he snagged the glorious analogue movie maker once it was released!

With this came a fun journey with the LomoKino! Read more about his story and watch his interesting LomoKino films as he is the Community’s LomoKino LomoAmigo for the week!

Name: Marko Bahr
Lomography Username: freakoftheweek
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Number of years as a Lomographer: 2
Number of years in the Community: 2

Credits: freakoftheweek

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

I’m an audio-visual media designer (anything from planning a production, doing camera work and the complete post production.) I like collecting vintage sunglasses and other vintage stuff (clothing, interior,
technical stuff.) I love my 60s Panasonic Radio Headphones, you look like a martian with it and you can see some of these stuff on some of my photographs. I collect vinyls with good old funky music, I love watching b-movies, I like to travel, and I collect cameras.

Describe the LomoKino in five words.

- small
- simple
- funny
- creative
- eyecatcher

Credits: freakoftheweek

How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?

It was always a dream for me to shoot movies the old school way with real film. As the LomoKIno came out, I was so excited that I couldn‘t wait to hold this baby in my hands. It‘s so simple and easy to use! As an audio-visual media designer, I work everyday with these overloaded high-tech cameras and then I grab my LomoKino and I feel like a little child with his favourite toy. You must not think about of all these buttons and dials and displays and flickering lights, put in the film you like and turn the crank and the magic will

I love the look and feel of Lomokino movies. It‘s like you found an old and mysterious box in the attic and you don‘t know what you will get until you open it and bring the movies you find in there to live.

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

At an Austrian/German Lomography forum a long time ago, we discussed and dreamed about a Lomographic film camera — how will this work and is it possible to build one. How will the post production work, with the developing and scanning process and digitalizing???

Whenever a new Lomography product was presented we hoped it will be a [motion] film camera. Then our prayers were heard and the LomoKino was presented! And from that second i knew that I must have one of these dream machines. It was love at first sight.

The Lost Heart of the Ghost Lady by freakoftheweek

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

The LomoKino is a real eye catcher! When you walk around with it and pull the crank, people stop by and look at you. As we shot our movie in Berlin,some Japanese tourists came by and asked us what we do and what‘s that for a camera. They where very interested on how it works and can‘t believe it uses real film! Same with some many other people, they want to know where they get one of these obscure cameras and what Lomography is.

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

Oh there are a lot! Gamera, Robby the Robot, Johnny Depp, Barbarella, Dino De Laurentiis, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, H.B. Halicki, Adam West and Burt Ward, Burt Reynolds, Pam Grier, Vincent Price, Louis de Funès, David Hasselhoff, Waldorf and Statler… The list is endless!

Hm. maybe a Batman movie with the dynamic duo Adam West and Burt Ward, Johnny Depp as Joker, Pam Grier as Catwoman, Barbarella as Batgirl, Quentin Tarantino as The Riddler, Vincent Price again as Egghead, the always cool Burt Reynolds as Mr. Freeze, The Hoff as the Baywatch Penguin, Louis de Funès as Commissioner Gordon and not to forget Waldorf and Statler as Alfred the Butler fighting against each other and Gamera and Robby the Robot, with a lot of car crashes from H.B. (Gone in 60 Seconds) Halicki. This will be a hell of fun!

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

Hermanas LomoKino Thriller by artiach

A LomoKino Masterpiece, it is so creepy and scary and perfectly staged. The music and sound effects were perfectly chosen plus the actors and artiach did such great work!

I also love these kind of movies. Here’s another Lomokino masterpiece I love so much.

All Things Are Wild and Free by wedreamalone

So great how she used all these different kind of films to give her film the right mood in any scene. The music and the acting is so beautiful. A movie like a dream.

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

That’s my plan for this year, to shoot more and longer movies with the LomoKino. A real old school b-movie has always been my dream to shoot so I hope I can do it.

Your advice to future LomoKino users.

  • It’s always good to have a plan of what you will do but sometimes it’s even better to have no plan.
  • Be spontaneous and open minded for new ideas when you make your movie, listen to your inner child and do all the crazy things you always wanted to do.
  • Have a bunch of different films in your pocket so you are prepared for every situation.
  • Be creative and shoot from different angles. Film some scenes twice: wider and much closer for the details to cut it later together for more dramatic effect and play with shadow and light.
  • And last but not least, the post production where all the scenes get together for your own blockbuster! Here you can do some nice effects and titles, music, and sound effects. So have fun and do whatever you want to do with your LomoKino!

Die Leude in Hamburg by freakoftheweek

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 2013-04-13 in #people #lomoamigos #videos #freakoftheweek #community #lomokino #lomoamigo #lomokino-lomoamigo


  1. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Thank you for this interview @freakoftheweek! :)

  2. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

    Thank you for choosing me for the LomoAmigo, the Interview was a lot of fun ;-)

  3. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    congratulations on amigo, freund. :)

  4. artiach
    artiach ·


  5. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Nice to "meet" you @freakoftheweek :)

  6. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

    Thank you so much @istionojr @artiach @mafiosa

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