LomoGuru of the Week: johnccc


A decade worth of passion for analogue photography has spur a LomoHome filled with almost 8,000 lomographs. This isn't just about quantity for a closer look at each of these will reveal his remarkable dedication to be better at his chosen craft. Shifting from one camera to another while trying a variety of techniques, he makes it a point to leave a distinct mark on every analogue territory he explores. Get ready to meet our latest LomoGuru, johnccc!


LomoHome: johnccc
Location: Tattenhall, Chester, UK
Number of years as a Lomographer: 10+ years
Number of years in the Community: 8+ years

Tell us about yourself.

I live on a working farm. We have a handful of sheeps and a few horses. The farm is set in the middle of the Cheshire countryside, around 10 miles from Chester. We are surrounded by canals, castles, hills, and green fields. I also work full time at an oil refinery based in Ellesmere Port, so I’m always busy! My main interest are music and burlesque. I love music of all types and I’ve been collecting records for around 15 years, picking them up online and at car boots. I’ve got interested in urlesque in the last few years, attending shows in Chester, Lancaster, and Morecambe .

Tell us something about your LomoHome’s name

My LomoHome name is “johnccc." It was going to be just “johnc" but it was already taken, so I ended up going with my current LomoHome name.

I think if I have the option to change it , I would change it to “hhhancock", as that’s my Twitter name and so is my Tumblr username. Why hhhancock? Because I am a very big Tony Hancock fan. He’s a comedian from the 1960’s.

Some of johnccc’s most popular photos

Share with us your most memorable experience in the Community.

I think my favorite would be the meet up in Manchester. It was a really great day. It felt brilliant to finally meet some of the friends I’ve made on the Community and to make some new ones, too!

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends? If yes, name at least one of them.

I’ve met a few friends over the years at the meet ups in Manchester and Chester , to name just one would be unfair . But to name just a few – Tony, Clair, Darren, and Phil! They have all become my great friends. We first met online, then at the meet-up and became great friends ever since.

Credits: johnccc

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

I can definitely see myself taking Lomographs for years and years to come, if not for the rest of my life. I love all my film cameras and I can never see myself turning to digital.

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

That is a hard question. I collect cameras and have quite a large collection now. I pick up and try out new cameras all the time but my most trusted and favorite camera would be my LC-A+. It was one my my first cameras and it is always the one I turn to.. You can’t beat shooting with it on a sunny day. It always produce brilliant shots. I rediscovered my love for my LC-A+ just a few months ago when I took it it around Liverpool and came back with some breathtaking photos.

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

Credits: johnccc

This is one of my favorite shots I’ve ever taken: JEFF the brotherhood live @ the Ruby Lounge 29/8/12. JEFF is a brilliant and explosive rock band from Nashville and they are one of my favorite bands of all time. When they came to Manchester, I was determined to take lots of photos and this one captures them rocking out! It was such a brilliant gig and I think this photo sums up that night and JEFF perfectly!

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

Credits: sobetion

I love this photo. I love the layering of the doubles. It all works so perfectly. It is such an amazingly beautiful shot.

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

Best advice I have ever been given is, “Don’t think, just shoot.” Some of my best photos were taken without me really thinking about it.

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

Please Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away by Paul Simon

I love slide film and Paul Simon, so a Paul Simon song about slide film is just perfect!

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

The only real advise I have is to always have a trusty camera in your pocket / bag / car because you will never know when everything will come about. The clouds will part, the sun with come out, and the light will be just right for you to take the perfect shot – that moment will only last for a split second, trust me!

Credits: johnccc

written by icequeenubia on 2014-05-25 in #lifestyle #lomoguru-of-the-week #lomoguru

One Comment

  1. icequeenubia
    icequeenubia ·

    Thank you @johnccc! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoGuru of the Week: alienmeatsack

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-28 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: alienmeatsack

    Behind the amusing username, alienmeatsack, is the avid lomographer Robn Kester. He takes on the analogue world with his radical film and camera experiments that serve as useful guides to his fellow film shooters. His dedication to be a better analogue photographer certainly knows no bounds and that's why we are crowning him as our LomoGuru of the Week!

  • LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-17 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!

  • LomoGuru of the Week: marcel2cv

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-04-13 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: marcel2cv

    Aside from film photography, Marcel has a deep obsession with his Citroen 2-CV. Well, if it isn't obvious enough, he got the other half of his LomoHome name in this car model! Get to know more about marcel2cv - our LomoGuru of the Week!

  • Shop News

    Petzval Buddies

    Petzval Buddies

    Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!

  • LomoAmigo Interview: Elizabeth Nahum-Albright

    written by ciaravesely on 2014-04-30 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Interview: Elizabeth Nahum-Albright

    Elizabeth Nahum-Albright, or Lizzy, as her peers would call her, is a fine art photographer based out of Brooklyn. Born to design-oriented and artistic parents, she got into photography at a young age and continues to explore the possibilities within her chosen craft. Lizzy loves 19th century photographic processes, but she isn't a stranger to modern methods either – much like our New Petzval Lens. Read on to learn more about Lizzy and catch a glimpse of some of her Petzval photos.

  • Newcomer of the Week: life_on_acetate

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-06-01 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: life_on_acetate

    His best friend and fellow lomographer weleasewoger72 used to make him feel bad about using an IPhone to take pictures. However, after trying out a Diana F+, our Newcomer of the Week, life_on_acetate, decided to ditch the digital territory and try his hand at analogue photography. Read on to find out more about this fascinating story of friendship and film photography!

  • Kokakoo and his first ever Russar+ experinece

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-04-17 in #news
    Kokakoo and his first ever Russar+ experinece

    Kokakoo, or "Ko" as he prefers to be called, has been an ardent analogue photography lover for more than a decade. The Bangkok, Thailand-based online manager shares bits and pieces about his first attempt at using the New Russar+ Lens.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Exhibition: Florian Reischauers - Grüß Gott, A Fairy Tale

    written by efrost on 2015-01-09 in #news
    Exhibition: Florian Reischauers - Grüß Gott, A Fairy Tale

    Florian Reischauer’s LomoHome isn’t the only thing he’s known for in the Lomography community. The photographer is also regarded for his series “Pieces of Berlin,” which started as a popular blog and formed the pages of his own book. His latest series “Grüß Gott- A Fairy Tale” takes its turn center stage and is slated to appear in a solo exhibition at the Deutsches Haus at the University of New York.

  • Perfect Panoramas Captured with the Sprocket Rocket Winners

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-30 in #world #news #competitions
    Perfect Panoramas Captured with the Sprocket Rocket Winners

    Marvel at these retro panoramas taken with the Sprocket Rocket!

  • What Art Can Learn from the Banal

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-03-30 in #world #lifestyle
    What Art Can Learn from the Banal

    Stephen Shore introduced to the 70s art world an unadorned image of American life. He captured littered restaurant tables as other photographers would immaculate vistas. For the opening of “American Surfaces”, he even taped unframed snapshots on gallery walls. In these videos, Shore talks about objects that have “no pretention to art” and the things he learned from Andy Warhol.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • The Geography of an Art Gallery

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-03-30 in #world #lifestyle
    The Geography of an Art Gallery

    What photo goes on which wall? What adjacent prints relay a theme? In this video, Alec Soth gives a lesson on how to arrange a large body of work on exhibit.

  • Photo of the Day by robertofiuza

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-30 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by robertofiuza

    Left your splitzer at home? Make use of your surroundings to create a perfect symmetrical image. Take a cue from our winning Photo of the Day!

  • Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    written by sirio174 on 2015-03-30 in #world #lifestyle
    Object of My Affection: Subbuteo

    In my early adolescence, I liked to play table football. For my 12th birthday, my parents gifted me with a wonderful Subbuteo table soccer game set that I had wished for many months! This was my favorite toy until I discovered other interesting hobbies, like ham radio and electronics. So after some years, I gave away this game to other kids. I always remembered this game with pleasure and a hint of nostalgia.