Meet our Community LomoAmigo avola

11

Since May 2012, avola has been part of the Lomographic community and she is still overpowered by its cordiality. A Diana F+ that was the bonus for a magazine Interview got it all started. This brought back the passion and guided her back on the analogue path. We don't want to miss Sabine in our circle and it's about time to introduce this lady from Berlin.

NAME: Sabine Simon
CITY: Berlin
COUNTRY: Germany
LOMOHOME: avola

Credits: avola

Hello Sabine! Please tell us something about yourself.

My name is Sabine, I live in Berlin and love this city. I studied History of Art and German Philology, earning my money somewhere else in the meantime, but I am still passionate about Art and Photography. In Berlin there are so many great places specializing in Photography, Galleries and in Museums, like the Newton Museum and the Alfred-Erhardt-Siftung, just to name some.

You are known in the community as avola. How did that come to be?

I am very fond of a grape variety, a vine which I like, the Sicilian Nero d’Avola.

How long have you been part of the community and how did you come along?

I uploaded my first album in May 2012, I just received a Diana F+ as a bonus for a subscription of the newly launched magazine Interview. I saw the camera and all of a sudden everything was back again: the first Russian Lomo my brother bought in the nineties, I remembered the Lubitel, which I bought years ago in Hungary and how thrilled I was at that time, but I didn’t follow up on that matter those days, and so on. With the first developed film I was passionately hooked and now I am back at my analogue roots.

Are there Lomographs that inspired you?

I wouldn’t say inspire, but there are friends whose pictures I adore, kangiha, bkspicture, gocchin, hodachrome, lazybuddha, ohlordy, gauthierdumonde, megalithicmatt and a lot more. There is (almost) nothing more thrilling, as to discover new ones and the friendly exchange that follows, but I am more driven by my own curiosity and my own imaginations my inner aesthetical divining rod and the wish to learn and to know more to handle my cameras and get closer to achieve my imagination.

How big is your camera collection and do you have a analogue favorite?

30 plus. It’s alternating. the Diana F+ and the Holga as Lo-Fi–cameras and I love my old Praktica LTL, but I a very fond of the Russians, let alone the weight, the Kiev 60 and the Zenit are just great!

May we ask you for a selection of your favorite pictures from this year?

Credits: avola

Which camera is your latest acquisition? And which one might follow this year?

A Voigtländer Bessa, unfortunately I hadn’t time yet to try this one out. I just try to make a break at the moment, but I’d love to have a Yashica-Mat.

You are living in Berlin. Are there any secret spots far from touristy paths which you would like to recommend to us Lomographers?

I am sorry. Basically I would recommend to notice everything you are passing by. There is always something that pops up or is sticking out. That’s the reason why the sites in my albums are often alike. Sure, an exquisite place, a building, or a great landscape are always worth to be taken as a subject. But I think that dealing with the familiar places there is a lot of potential for your imagination. Places which are about to vanish are most appealing for me, that’s why I love to photograph construction or demolition sites. Of cause those are places I can’t name or recommend. Take your own neighborhood, your way to work, or to an appointment in the evening and always have at least one loaded camera with you.

Credits: avola

Last not least you may speak out something to the community what you always wanted to say.

I am still overpowered with the cordiality of the contacts, the friendships, the exchange and the support from the community.

written by zonderbar on 2013-09-27 in #people #lomoamigos

11 Comments

  1. ohlordy
    ohlordy ·

    Congratulations guru! @avola I always love seeing your albums !

  2. avola
    avola ·

    thank you my friend @ohlordy

  3. kibs
    kibs ·

    @avola Great interview my friend! Your beautiful photos always tell a story and your kindness in this community makes my experience here all the more better :)

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great interview :D

  5. oriyagirl
    oriyagirl ·

    wow! wunderbar! will try to translate into Russian when i'll have time.
    You influenced my will to come to choose Berlin to come and see all these constructive things by my own eyes. Many common with USSR

  6. oriyagirl
    oriyagirl ·

    wow! wunderbar! will try to translate into Russian when i'll have time.
    You influenced my will to come to choose Berlin to come and see all these constructive things by my own eyes. Many common with USSR

  7. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Great Lomoamigo @avola ! :)

  8. avola
    avola ·

    @kibs thanks a lot my dear friend

  9. avola
    avola ·

    @adi_totp and @shoujoai thanks to both of you:-)

  10. avola
    avola ·

    @oriyagirl , that's a nice thing to say, I am looking forward to meet you here:-))

  11. avola
    avola ·

    @oriyagirl , that's a nice thing to say, I am looking forward to meet you here:-))

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoGuru of the Week: marta1901

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-13 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: marta1901

    Our LomoGuru spotlight turns to this lovely lady from Madrid, Spain popular for her exquisite portraiture. Meet the passionate and extraordinary Marta Huguet Cuadrado, or marta1901 in the Community, our LomoGuru of the Week!

    36
  • Fräulein Catherine Takes on the Konstruktor Challenge

    written by zonderbar on 2014-06-16 in #people #lomoamigos
    Fräulein Catherine Takes on the Konstruktor Challenge

    About a year ago, we introduced the Konstruktor to the world, and the little do-it-yourself camera has left us in awe ever since. Even the Viennese blogger, Fräulein Catherine (Miss Catherine), was keen on our 35mm SLR camera that you can build yourself, and she took on the DIY challenge. Here you can read more about the feat.

  • Top Photo Uploaders of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-27 in #news
    Top Photo Uploaders of 2014

    We'd like to thank everyone for continuously capturing precious moments on photographs and sharing them with all of us. Each of your photographs and albums brought happiness and inspiration to everyone in the community. These lomographers take the spotlight for their ceaseless passion for photography and for their generosity in sharing every step of their analogue adventure. Meet our top photo uploaders of 2014.

    5
  • Shop News

    Uncrate Long Lost Lomography Treasures - 30% Off in our Discount Section

    Uncrate Long Lost Lomography Treasures - 30% Off in our Discount Section

    Fly over to our 30% Discount Section to discover previously unavailable Editions & Clones! Be quick and make one yours before they are all gone again!

  • Liron Peretz Takes the New Petzval Lens to Berlin Fashion Week

    written by zonderbar on 2015-03-02 in #people #lomoamigos
    Liron Peretz Takes the New Petzval Lens to Berlin Fashion Week

    Liron Peretz is a talented Berlin-based fashion photographer who has been covering Fashion Week events for the last three years. For Lomography, she took the New Petzval Lens to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. Find out how she got along with it in this exclusive interview and see some of her beautiful backstage photos!

  • Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-30 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: shufi

    Shufi had been browsing the website for inspiration for years before finally she finally created her own LomoHome. Her endless research and strong passion for film photography finally bore fruit when the community recognized her talent and hailed her as one of October's most popular newcomers. Meet our newcomer of the week from Jakarta, Indonesai, Shufi Handhayani!

    7
  • Community LomoAmigo poepel

    written by zonderbar on 2014-05-19 in #people #lomoamigos
    Community LomoAmigo poepel

    Poepel's shots are so impressive that it's never a surprise to see at least a few of them every week in the best-of section. You simply cannot miss his photos. And so, without further ado, allow us to introduce Mario, better known as poepel, a new member of our community squad of LomoAmigos!

    2
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • My First Lomo Affair: Paula412 and her Diana Mini

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-05-22 in #lifestyle
    My First Lomo Affair: Paula412 and her Diana Mini

    Among many equally enticing choices, Paula picked the Diana Mini as her first Lomography camera because of its adorable size and cuteness. Although she now considers her trusty LC-A+ as her inseparable friend, she still misses having that distinct dreamy Diana Mini charm in her snapshots. Read on to find out more about Paula Gómez, or paula412 in our Community, and her First Lomo Affair with her Diana Mini!

    1
  • Creating a Greek Theater-Inspired LomoKino Short with LomoAmigo maria_vlachou

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-05 in #lifestyle
    Creating a Greek Theater-Inspired LomoKino Short with LomoAmigo maria_vlachou

    If you frequent our Movies section, chances are you've already seen her popular "Shadow Play" LomoKino film which is equal parts entertaining and educational. It turns out that she bought the LomoKino specifically to shoot it! Meet our LomoKino LomoAmigo for this week, who hails all the way from Kastoria, Greece!

    3
  • Playing Detective: An Interview with Derek Woods, the Man Behind the Controversial True Detective Photo (NSFW)

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-02-05 in #people #lifestyle
    Playing Detective: An Interview with Derek Woods, the Man Behind the Controversial True Detective Photo (NSFW)

    Derek Woods is an Los Angeles-based photographer who previously got involved in a controversy surrounding a photo that was used in the opening credits of the HBO TV series "True Detective." Coincidentally, Woods happens to be a member of the Lomo community, and it became vital to interview him regarding the issue. The interview was successful and was published in May last year. His current project, 365 of Lomography, will chronicle his day-to-day exploits with Lomography cameras. To jog your memory, and to re-acquaint you with Woods, we are republishing our interview with the controversial photographer. Please take note that some of the photos are NSFW.

    4
  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-15 in #reviews
    Lomography Fisheye No.2: Seven Years of Wonder

    Exactly seven years ago, I bought this camera from Indonesia's local Lomography community. I remember having some savings in my bank account and just spending it all on this camera. At that time, I browsed the microsite for the Lomography Fisheye No.2 and immediately fell in love with it! Coincidentally, my friend who introduced me to Lomography just bought this same camera for his birthday. My life has changed ever since I had the Fisheye, my first lomographic camera.

    3
  • Kleeblatt and her Weapon of Choice: Holga 120N

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-14 in #lifestyle
    Kleeblatt and her Weapon of Choice: Holga 120N

    Kerstin, or kleeblatt in our Community, swears by the Holga 120N's capability in producing the perfect photograph. She loves this camera so much that she considers it as one of her travel essentials! Find out more about kleeblatt and her Holga 120N in this week's Weapon of Choice!

    5
  • Exploring Kolkata, India

    written by priyankamehta13 on 2014-04-14 in #world #locations
    Exploring Kolkata, India

    Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.