What an awesome Lomo LC-A anniversary year 2009 has been and it’s not over yet! As a special community treat we have an awesome line up of interviews day after day until the big one. First off the bat is Stéphane Heinz, aka Vicuna, telling us why you should pick up a Lomo LC-A+!
1. When did you get your first Lomo LC-A or Lomo LC-A+?
I got my first Lomo LC-A at the beginning of the year 2007. My friend jazzgohan told me he had a 1986 vintage LC-A to sell for a good price and as I absolutely wanted one I bought it! :) And shortly after that I also had the chance to become a happy owner of a brand new LC-A+ :))
2. Tell us your greatest Lomographic experience with your LC-A or LC-A+ camera?
Well, as my LC-A /LC-A+ is always with me, all my lomographic adventures are documented with it… but my best experience with this camera was when I spent some time in Burkina Faso, in Africa at the end of 2008. The kids I met there were so fascinated by this little camera that they always wanted to be photgraphed! And that allowed me to make some great portraits of these kids. And in general, what I really like is that the LC-A is so small that the people aren’t impressed by it and that you can very easily take pictures/portrait of them.
3. Which of the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography most applies to your shooting style and why?
Rule n°10 “Don’t worry about any rule”… because for me Lomography is all about freedom and creativity and I think there’s no rule for that…
4. How would your life be different if you’d never discovered the LC-A or LC-A+?
Totally different!!! If I never had discovered LC-A my whole photographic life (and life at all?) would be something else and I presume very boring and without creativity!! I can’t imagine my life without the world of colors and the fascinating eye of LC-A! :)
5. 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?
Well, if you had asked me at the beginning of 2009, my answer would have been French Polynesia, because I dreamed of this place for a very long time… and now the dream became reality because I really live in French Polynesia since August 2009!
So, if I had to choose another place today where I’d like to be, it would surely be New York, as this city fascinates me too…. The life and energy I can feel in all the lomographic pictures I see of New York is really something strong and I’d like to experience this city for real one day…
6. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about getting an LC-A+ and is still a bit hesitant?
The only advice I can give to someone about getting the LC-A+ is just to buy one without hesitation, because he can’t realize how powerful this camera can be until he’ll shoot with it, and once in his hands the LC-A addiction will be effectcive! And I’ll tell him that buying a LC-A+ is the thing he will never regret, as this camera will be the best companion and witness of his whole life!