Newbie Self Portraits Rumble Winner Announcement - Jury's Choice: Cyan-shine


Self-portraits are the first few shots that newbie Lomographers will be taking of, with their new Lomography gear. This is our inspiration for the competition that ignited our Rumble Week 2010! We invited a special guest judge to take a look at our pool of entries and here are his picks!


Our Rumble Week 2010 started off with a special tribute to the newbies in the Lomography community! Armed with their newly acquired Lomographic cameras – a first step to photography, or a shift from digital, maybe? – our newbies shared with us their first few shots of themselves!

For this rumble we invited cyan-shine, Lomographer extraordinaire, to sift through the photos and pick the most outstanding newbie shots. Here are his choices! Congrats to all the winners, each winning 10 Piggies!

marshall4480 (2 weeks)

This double exposure/self portrait is a fantastic example of creativity! I might also be biased as it reminds me of a double exposure of my grandfather, although he had projected himself into a coffee cup. Anyway, I regard this image as near the pinnacle of double exposure awesomeness! Well done! :D

fitzand (1 month)

Ok, I mean this little guy is 3 years old. He shoots better than me already. It’s in his genes baby! Keep up the good work buddy!

lucindadarling (2 months)

I wish I had shot this. I love it. I’m a sucker for side lighting and grain and low key. Underexposed, yes. Magnificent nonetheless? No doubt!!

makny (5 months)

I didn’t immediately realise this is a self-portrait. I was startled by the resemblance to a comic book! Great image, it feels as if you get sucked in :o

lovelyrabbit (2 months)

I really like the colour and the stars in this double exposure self-portrait :) Congratulations!

photohuggers (2 months)

This picture demonstrates the power of our ancient relics. It was taken with a Nikon FM2 with TMax 400 film. I’d love to know what lens it was taken with. Look at the awesome sharpness and the lovely bokeh! A whole different class of equipment!

engie_bec (4 months)

The hallowed power of the Horizon unleashed in a flurry of creativity! This self-portrait poses many questions, such as “what is self?”, “what is time and space?”, “why is my self-portrait so blurred?”

For our winners, please head on to our new Member’s Benefits FAQ section for queries on Piggy Points and further information. Congratulations and thank you for continuously supporting our rumbles!

written by shhquiet on 2010-04-05 in #competitions #self-portraits #rumble #rumble-week #newbie


  1. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·


  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·


  3. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    woooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!! brilliant!

  4. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Hey that's my boy there! Hahaha! Yay!

  5. sovulia
    sovulia ·

    Great shots, especially marshall4480's!

  6. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    COngrats ALL and fitzand! :)

  7. paramir
    paramir ·

    nice selection!

  8. amsyarhilman
    amsyarhilman ·

    congrats to all ! man, pictures are amazing

  9. benb
    benb ·

    congrat !! :)

  10. mattydk
    mattydk ·

    good stuff.

  11. disdis
    disdis ·

    Nice selfportraits!

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Excellent work from cyan-shine ! Congrats all, these shots are fantastic !!!

  13. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    superbe selection !

  14. ucha07
    ucha07 ·


  15. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    great selection! love all the selfportraits specially the last one!

  16. rater
    rater ·

    Great selection and great work cyan-shine, your explanations are wonderful.

  17. coca
    coca ·

    great shots, congrats to all!!!

  18. leela_dark
    leela_dark ·

    yeah newbies, lomo on!

  19. brettac
    brettac ·

    dang. but i really like @marshall4480 pic

  20. lovelyrabbit
    lovelyrabbit ·

    thank you so much!!!

  21. lovelyrabbit
    lovelyrabbit ·

    one question.. when will the piggy points show up on our "see piggies" pages? sorry i'm just very excited :D

  22. dogma
    dogma ·

    Great shots guys! Welcome!

  23. jeansman
    jeansman ·

    very cool! congratz all winners.

  24. zulupt
    zulupt ·


  25. marshall4480
    marshall4480 ·

    Thank you guys! I'm so honored to have my photo selected out of so many wonderful photos. It is much appreciated.


  26. engie_bec
    engie_bec ·

    Wow, thanks cyan-shine!!! Love all the self-portraits :D

  27. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    I still can't quite believe it! Uoh.. Yuppi!!!
    The lens,actually, kinda breaks the relics thing, since its a more recent Nikkor 50mm, but its what my dad had on when I, kinda, stole the camera from him... I guess I should to thank him also..
    Thank you so much everyone! This newbie, is quite happy!..

  28. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    I love @engie_bec shot :D :D wohoooo!

  29. lucindadarling
    lucindadarling ·

    Oh wow!!! :) I didn't even realise I'd won until someone left me a comment on my photo telling me!

  30. cyan-shine
    cyan-shine ·

    Glad you liked the selection and again congratulations to the winners!
    It was REALLY tough, there were so many great pictures!
    Sorry for posting so late but I am in Athens on lomographic pursuits and am not connected to the web.
    @photohuggers aah, the Nikkor 50mm... 1,8? Either way it's one of my favourites just because of its crispness :D

  31. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Great selection!

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