Sirio174 and his Weapon of Choice: Lomography Sprocket Rocket

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Find out what inspired Davide Tambuchi, otherwise known as sirio174 in the community, to start his "SprockFeet" photo series in this installment of Weapon of Choice!

Davide aka sirio174

Name: Davide Tambuchi
LomoHome: sirio174
Location: Como, Italy
Weapon of Choice: Lomography Sprocket Rocket

Credits: sirio174

Tell us more about yourself.

I’m an Electronics and Electrical teacher at an Italian high school. I love to take pictures of the life of my city, especially street photography, sports (I love rugby), and public events. I want to show happy people, and to share these little moments of joy and fun with others.

Why is Lomography Sprocket Rocket your Weapon of Choice?

Because it is a lightweight panoramic camera that I can bring with me even on my bicycle tours across Europe.

Credits: sirio174

These two photos of the highest bungee jumping in Europe from the Verzasca Dam were taken in Switzerland during my summer bicycle tour in August 2013. Also, it is a great conversation starter since it can generate curiosity among people. I love to use this camera especially during the summer season because with under the bright light, I can obtain really nice and vivid colors!

Any memorable experiences you’ve had while using the Lomography Sprocket Rocket?

It was a “play of word”, a pun, with a young Polish tourist. When I saw this girl with her legs lifted up, I immediately went to her and asked, “Excuse me, can I take some photos of your feet?”

I’m interested in a pun with the words sprocket and feet, and I want to call this series of images #SprockFeet!" She smiled and allowed me to take photos of her feet without any hesitation. This camera elicits curiosity around me!

Credits: sirio174

Would you recommend it to other Lomographers? If yes, to whom do you have in mind?

I recommend this camera to every Lomographer who is interested in nature or landscape photography. Here you can see four images. The first two were taken at the Botanical Garden of Villa Melzi. The other two was shot at Noli, a small village in Liguria. Noli has a wonderful beach where you can sunbathe between the colorful boats.

Credits: sirio174

When using this, what are you favorite subjects to photograph and why?

I use this camera for landscapes, nature, and sport. But I prefer to use it more on taking landscape photographs.

Credits: sirio174

Any tips or tricks in using the Lomography Sprocket Rocket?

Even in sunny day, use an ISO 400 film. It has a larger pose latitude than an ISO 100 film. It supports an overexposure from 1 to 4 stops better than a slow speed film. I prefer using a Fuji Superia 400 because of its high contrast.

written by icequeenubia on 2014-05-15 in #lifestyle #weapon-of-choice

2 Comments

  1. icequeenubia
    icequeenubia ·

    Thank you @sirio174 for this interview! :)

  2. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @icequeenubia Many thanks ;)

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