LomoGuru of the Week: nural

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Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Well, this is the case for our LomoGuru of the Week - nural. Read on to find our more about her exciting Lomography world!

Nural brands herself as an “obsessed Lomographer.” Her Home bursting with almost 15,000 stunning Lomographs is enough to prove how addicted she is with shooting film. Well, if you are not convinced yet, she quit her job at a big company because everyone seems to be bored with her babbling about Lomography all the time. Now, she works as the General Manager for Lomography Turkey. If this extreme dedication of hers to be close to the thing she loves the most isn’t obsession, then we don’t know what is!

Credits: nural

Full Name: Nural Idrisoglu
LomoHome: nural
Location:
Istanbul,Turkey
Number of years as a Lomographer: 6 years
Number of years in the Community: 6 years

Tell us something about yourself.

I’m a 30 year old girl living in Istanbul. I used to work for a big company, boring everyone with my Lomo talk. Now, I work as the General Manager for Lomography Turkey. I am a very obsessed Lomographer, so my life revolves around that. I never leave my house without a camera! I also try to compile my printed photos in a scrap book.

Tell us something about your LomoHome’s name.

Well, my LomoHome name is my actual name! In 2006, when I got my very first Lomo camera, a Frogeye, I opened a LomoHome as littleducklin19. Somehow, that got lost along the way. In 2008, I got a couple more cameras so I opened this new home and started fresh.

Share with us your most memorable experience in the Lomography Community.

Oh, there are quite a few of those! Being LomoHome of the Day for the first time. Being selected for Lomography's Got Talent. Having a chance to test the Spinner 360° before anyone else. Doing a workshop for Lomography Russia. And of course, getting the chance to run the business here.

Credits: nural

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends?

There are a lot of Lomographers that I admire and it always feel amazing when I finally meet them in person! I met quite a few Lomographers, either when they visited Turkey (such as shoujoai, louvetau, bambuinka), or when they arranged meetups when I am on vacation (such as mephisto19, paramir, panelomo, applegreen).

The closest Lomo friend I have is probably zekiyeayse, whom I met through the community when she was in the LC-A Race. I think that’s because we live in the same city. And now I’m hoping to meet brommi because we do talk a lot! :)

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

Of course, I will! “Lomography is not an interference in your life, but a part of it!” During high school, I had black and white darkroom classes. Afterwards, I started shooting with digital camera. Now, I found my way back to analogue and I’m not leaving again!

Credits: nural

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

I always have either the LC-A+ or the LC-Wide with me. I just love how easy they are to use! I got my first LC-A+ in St. Petersburg. I thought I lost it and got a second one recently. Now, I have an LC-A+ and an LC-A Instant. As for LC-Wide, it was the very first product sold by Lomography Turkey. I purchased it on the same day it arrived in the warehouse.

Please share with us your favorite Lomographic shot and explain why you love that particular image.

I do shoot a lot and I add everything to my LomoHome but I think this is my favorite:

Credits: nural

It was shot in New York City, a magical place, with the Horizon Perfect, a magical camera, and Lomo XPro Slide 200, a magical film :)

Please share a Lomograph you wish you had taken and explain why.

Anything from hodachrome, especially those EBS (exposing both side) ones! I adore those photos and I will definitely give it a try sometime soon. But, I don’t have his patience and focus so I don’t think I’ll ever manage to make my shots as perfectly symmetrical as he does.

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

I think the best I advice I have been given is: Do your own development at home. Do not be intimidated by how hard people make it sound.

The lab where I buy my B&W chemicals from warned me against color developing. Until I read an article by blueskyandhardrock. I talked to her and it turned out developing color negatives is really easy! Now, I am encouraging everyone to try it, too!

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

Well, not the song but the music video of Blind Melon’s No Rain.

This totally explains how I feel when I meet Lomographers!

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

Just be free! If you don’t get all the photos right in your first roll, don’t give up! You never know how a photo will turn out until you see it. And try new things – films, cameras, or tipsters! I’ve been a Lomographer for six years now but I am still excited to get my hands on a film I haven’t tried before, or to read new tricks a fellow Lomographer tried. I want everyone to feel that excitement too because it’s addictive!

Credits: nural

written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-16 in #lifestyle #lomoguru

8 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Congrats @nural =D

  2. brommi
    brommi ·

    Awesome girl and nice photos <3

  3. nural
    nural ·

    thanks @hervinsyah, it's an honor! and @brommi we gotta meet soon! <3

  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @nural !! Wonderful interview, gallery!! Did you ever make the Baklava recipe, here? www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2010/02/07/long-lost-bakla… And I got interviewed about my boxes of old cameras, here: www.lomography.com/magazine/lifestyle/2014/03/02/camera-col… Enjoy!!

  5. akula
    akula ·

    Cool article and photos, Congrats @nural

  6. icequeenubia
    icequeenubia ·

    Thank you very much @nural! :)

  7. nural
    nural ·

    thanks for the opportunity @icequeenubia

  8. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @nural congrats!!

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