THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL? We don't think... The Great Analogue Photo Rumble - Participate Now

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An earthquake-like shock shook our headquarters this week. While evaluating the grand analogue survey feedback we had to swallow the fact that the majority of Lomographers believe that - the future is digital. The shock! The Horror! We were ready to throw everything out of the window; cancel Photokina, abandon camera production and start producing microchips for digital air-conditioning systems. But alas! Just seconds before our fingers touched the “Off” switch we discovered the very same sample of people actually believe that the most essential things in life remain analogue! Life, love, fun, sex, beauty, creativity were voted by a huge percentage to be definitively analogue.“

An earthquake-like shock shook our headquarters this week. While evaluating the grand analogue survey feedback we had to swallow the fact that the majority of Lomographers believe that – the future is digital. The shock! The Horror! We were ready to throw everything out of the window; cancel Photokina, abandon camera production and start producing microchips for digital air-conditioning systems. But alas! Just seconds before our fingers touched the “Off” switch we discovered the very same sample of people actually believe that the most essential things in life remain analogue! Life, love, fun, sex, beauty, creativity were voted by a huge percentage to be definitively analogue.“
If these results don’t show that the future is analogue, then what?!

PHOTOKINA 2008 ONLINE RUMBLE

To celebrate this groundbreaking discovery let us introduce you to the Analogue 2008 rumble. The results of this unique photo challenge will be presented at the world famous Photokina fair; only the biggest photo-imaging industry fair, which takes place this September. A huge space has been reserved for Lomography, and our mission is to represent creative analogue photography. In fact, doing that is exactly your job. YOU can make history by having one or more of your images featured on the biggest LomoWall ever – more than 100,000 analogue photos. Participate here!

http://photokina.en.koelnmesse.info/

How to Enter…

Here are the conditions: You can upload images relating to all of the 15 categories. However, you can only upload a maximum of 20 images to any one category. (see below for complete 15 upload categories). Final deadline for submissions is 18th of August. It would make us very happy if you also filled in the approximate year when the image was taken. Thanks!

Piggy Point Rewards

  • 5 Piggy Points – for everyone who uploads 5 images or more
  • An additional 5 Piggy Points for everyone who uploads at least 5 images by 11th August 2008.
  • A further 5 Piggy Points to everyone who fills in the optional time field – estimating when the pic was taken.

Piggy Points are wondrous online vouchers worth 1 EUR/USD on shop.lomography.com

15 ANALOGUE CATEGORIES TO INSPIRE YOU

But hold on. This is not just any rumble we’re talking about. It’s a serious mission to pave the way to the analogue future!
We’ve selected the 15 most-voted-for analogue keywords from the results of the grand Analogue vs Digital survey:

  • authentic
  • love
  • unpredictable
  • surprise
  • experiment
  • excitement
  • beautiful
  • satisfaction

to name but a few all-star nouns, with which we hope to push your upload-trigger. Your submitted images MUST reflect these categories.
They should visually describe the findings of the grand Analogue vs. Digital survey, put simply; that the most exciting, inspiring and beautiful things in life will always remain analogue!

Click here to participate!

written by pan_dre on 2008-08-04 in #news #digital #photokina #survey #rumble #analog

22 Comments

  1. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    What is the minimum size of the photo we should submit?
    Width/Length with 768px (can print 3R) or 1800px to print? Thank you ;-D

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    it is a really GREAT rumble
    20 pics per category
    so cool

    @reinertlee
    it is 1800

  3. oz1gyq
    oz1gyq ·

    Min 1800px on at least one side.. (says so very late in the upload process..)

  4. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    i was gonna ask the same thing

  5. graefin
    graefin ·

    ahhh comments work again! *puuuh*
    20 pics per categorie x 15! wow! I'm already uploading and hoping that the wall will be as wonderful as the last one!

  6. champi
    champi ·

    hummmmm... I'm already thinkin' about what to submit!!

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    a new camera? a diana-special edition submarine? the mini-lubitel? the holga120wpc? an agat18k? a golden half?

  8. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Future is digital?!!? Huh!
    NO FUTURE!!!

  9. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Still waiting for the Supersampler-Flash...

  10. 7samurai
    7samurai ·

    So Hard!!!

  11. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    a slideshow of images would be cool...

  12. larslau
    larslau ·

    I don't get it... It's not that I don't want to help LSI out, but cropping 300 images is really hard work (and quite boring as well.) And you just need to upload 5 to get all the piggies? Maybe you could do something like:

    10 Piggy Points – for everyone who uploads 200 images or more?

    or maybe

    Everyone who uploads 200 images or more will have a chance to win 10 rolls of assorted film?

    I'll upload anyway, but it would be kinda nice -- it would give me a good reason to waste my entire day (:

  13. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    submitted! one for each category :D

    @larslau
    try batch processing the 300 images. as for your suggestion, some people don't have that much picture to submit.

  14. larslau
    larslau ·

    @johann_affendy

    Batch processing won't work. A lot of my pics are cropped in different ways... And I couldn't just pick 300 pics in one step.

    And some people might not even have 5 images... I'm not even sure I have 200 reasonable shots to submit, but I think it would be nice if I had something to aim for. I don't really see how that is unfair to people who don't have 200 shots to submit..

  15. larslau
    larslau ·

    Another idea would be if 1 piggy was given away per 10 or 20 shots... At least I would be happy (:

  16. snoop
    snoop ·

    rest assured that there will be some special prizes for the most successful uploaders, etc... ;)
    we will look through all the shots and mandi, our master of the images, will show us those who we should award extra!

  17. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    can we use any analog camera? or does it have to be a lomo camera?

  18. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Awesome rumble! Already up'ed 60 shots... Gotta check my basement now for my old childhood photos... Aaaahh, those good ol' times roadtrippin' through Europe with my family and a loaded Agfamatic in my pocket...

  19. libellule
    libellule ·

    I uploaded one of my pictures twice, and it came out negative! Is there any way to erase the 2 wrong images?

  20. myriam-l
    myriam-l ·

    and is there a way to change the category in which I've uploaded a pic ? yes, stupid me...

  21. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    ack! i put in the wrong year for my first upload... by one year... it was supposed to be 2007... just realized...

  22. squirrelleader
    squirrelleader ·

    I have uploaded my photos but the earliest date you can enter is 1900, mine is from 1880's!! I had to click 1900.

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