He handles too many things in his life but never forgets to become a responsible father and a consistent Lomographer! Eight years and counting with a film camera, this guy sure is a LomoGuru!
Coming from the beautiful Portugal, Hugo or commonly known as zulupt has documented a great part of his life through Lomography. It has been too long that according to his LomoHome, he only wishes “for Provia fields, Velvia skies, and Sensia dreams.” With this, he also considers his tried and tested LOMO LC-A as a part of his family. Awesome, eh?
Well, enough of the introductions for here is our interview with this week’s LomoGuru! Read on and join the analogue fun!
Name: Hugo Jorge Simões Pereira
Lomography Username: zulupt
Location: Marinha Grande, Portugal
Number of years as a Lomographer: 8
Number of years in the Community: 7
Tell us something about yourself… What do you do for a living? What are your main interests?
I’m a 35 year old CAD designer and a proud father of a young boy. In my spare time I like to organize events and photo exhibitions. I also lecture workshops related to analogue photography. I like cycling, running, and swimming but what I like the most is taking a walk around while taking photos with friends.
Tell us something about your LomoHome’s name. Why that username?
Nothing special about my username, I chose it just to try to make my LomoHome. Even thought of choosing a new name in the beginning but nothing ever came to mind.
Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.
I think the entire journey in Lomography is itself a memorable experience, I cannot pinpoint just one. The friends I have made, the knowledge, the experience and above all, the fun, all of these are memorable experiences.
Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends?
Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?
I hope so. Digital photography does not give me as much enjoyment as analogue photography. Working with film is unique and irreplaceable, it is not only about taking a picture but the whole process, from choosing the film to scanning.
While there is film available, I will always prefer analog photography.
What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?
My favourite camera is the LOMO LC-A. It is small, easy to use, and has magical lens. I have many memorable experiences since I bought it until the day it was stolen. Since then, I’ve had two more. I take it with me everywhere; it has photographed very important bits of my life: the fun I had with my friends, the birth of my, son and the trips I make. It is undoubtedly part of the family.
Please share your most favourite Lomographic photo that you took and explain why.
This is my favourite shot. I love how the double turned out plus you can see my son’s eye in the viewfinder.
Please share a Lomograph you wish you took and explain why.
I have no photograph I wish I had taken. All of them are unique, some are better, some are worse but I have no ideal photo. I’d like to experiment with infrared film, both black and white and color. But apart from that, I have no regrets with the photographs I did not take. What is intended to happen, happens.
What’s the best Lomographic or photography advice you think you have given?
Learn, experiment, and above all, have fun while doing it.
If there’s one song or movie that best describes your Lomo life, what is that and why?
Chocolate Jesus by Tom Waits. The lyrics talks about a personal way to achieve peace of mind through something that satisfies us. I think that is the best description of my Lomo life.
Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?
Again; learn, experiment, and above all, have fun while doing it.
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