LomoGuru of the Week: Weidong


With almost three thousand Lomography friends, I'm pretty sure that you are aware of him. Well, could be him or his photogenic cat!

His name is Simone or more commonly known as weidong. A member of our Community for around two to three years, he is able to share his stunning snaps to us through his LomoHome! He has a really adorable cat and knowing this cat-loving and film-loving world of ours, this fact sure took our hearts away! But aside from this, there sure are more to know about this mister from Italy. Time to read our interview below as he is this week’s LomoGuru!

Name: Simone Volpi
Lomography Username: weidong
Location: Recanati, Italy
Number of years as a Lomographer: 3
Number of years in the Community: A couple of years.

Tell us something about yourself… What do you do for a living? What are your main interests?

After living for three years in China, I went back here in Italy, used my contacts to start a kind of trading [business] and it works!

Tell us something about your LomoHome’s name.

Weidong is my Chinese name given to me when I was in the country. This one guy called me this name and I liked it so much.

Some of Simone’s most popular Lomographs!

Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.

I have met many people thanks to Lomography! I always keep in touch and remain friendly. I have met cryboy, goonies, elettroshock, and many more! I was in Naples during Easter and in Sicily during Summer 2012 and I think this is the most positive experience that Lomography has gave me.

Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?

Of course I’ll still do! Why? Because I like and want to be part of this wonderful world!

What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?

My best Lomographic camera is without any doubt the Lubitel 166+. I think it is the most complete and professional camera done. It takes really great pictures! I have many popular Lubitel photos and this explains a lot.

Snaps from his Lubitels.

Please share your most favourite Lomographic photo that you took and explain why.

Credits: weidong

I have many favourites but this one I like the most. It’s because of the grain of the film and because the subject at the mirror gave me a strange sensation. I really really love this photo!

What’s the best Lomographic or photography advice you think you have given?

Probably the advices on how to do double exposures since many people ask me about this: “How did you do this? How did you do that?” So I think this is my main advice.

Amazing doubles.

If there’s one song or movie that best describes your Lomo life, what is that and why?

Rico Vacilon sung by Karl Zero.

This song describes my Lomo life because it is carefree and funny. Lately, I’ve been shooting less but because I love autumn and winter! So soon you will see many uploads in my LomoHome!

Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?

Don’t demoralize at first step, go on and you will see the results! I remember I wasted a dozen of film before I understood how to shoot. Analogue photos are really romantic and satisfactory so don’t lose this opportunity!!

Famous Lomo cat, Ziggy!

Do you think you’re qualified as a LomoGuru? Got something to share in our Community? Then drop me a line at mayee.gonzales@lomography.com and you might become the next LomoGuru!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-09-08 in #lifestyle #lomoguru #weidong #community-interview


  1. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @weidong one my first likers here on the page when i started. i was really impressed by his shots. not so much the cat shots but the doubles and selfies ;o)

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    congrats @weidong for your great work! Welcome in the Guru's club! :)

  3. grazie
    grazie ·

    Congrats @weidong !!! great work!

  4. 134340
    134340 ·

    congrats! @weidong and ziggy!

  5. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Thank you very much for this interview, @weidong! Hope you like how it turned out. Cheers! :D

  6. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    congrats @weidong amazing shots!

  7. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    congrats @weidong amazing shots!

  8. weidong
    weidong ·


  9. goonies
    goonies ·

    @weidong grande Simo!!

  10. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Loved it @weidong

  11. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·


  12. gepo1303
    gepo1303 ·

    Welcome to the Guru club. One of my All time favourites...

  13. meryl
    meryl ·

    Congrats @weidong !!! great !

  14. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    clap clap clap!

  15. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    clap clap clap!

  16. kibs
    kibs ·

    Great article!! And I will take any opportunity to see photos of that cute kitty :)

  17. tsingtao
    tsingtao ·


  18. realrampage
    realrampage ·

    Yeah @weidong sifu

  19. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    The third photo of this article is my 2nd fave IR color photo after mylatehope's at lomography.com. Congrats for being Lomoguru, you're truely Lomoguru

  20. avola
    avola ·

    congrats to you, wonderful article, guru worthy;-D

  21. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·


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