Lomography Proudly Presents the Tori Amos Inspiration Competition

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Lomography has partnered with world renowned song siren, Tori Amos, to bring you the iconic TORI Limited Edition Diana F+ and an amazing competition that will inspire Lomographers in every corner of the globe!

We’ve teamed up with the musical goddess, Tori Amos, to bring you an inspirational analogue competition – featuring exclusives prizes including a Limited Edition TORI Diana F+ camera that you can’t even pick up in the Lomography Online Shop. This massive competition that leads directly into the ‘Night of Hunters’ album and global tour is not to be missed and will bring a smile to any music loving lomographers face!

With Tori Amos preparing to tour all over the world, and Lomographers being just as global, we want you to get inspired by ten of the cities she is about to play in: New York, London, Philadelphia, Berlin, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Chicago and Amsterdam!

No matter where in the world you are, a little bit of each of these locations can be found! Get inspired by the characteristics of these cities and submit your images to our global competition with some pretty amazing prizes!

Not only will all of the winners take home one of 100 exclusive TORI Limited Edition Diana F+ cameras but the 10 Grand Prize Winners images (handpicked by Tori Amos, of course!) will be featured in her upcoming ‘Night of Hunters’ Tour Program (with a little thank you to the photographers as well). But that’s not all! The grand prize winners will each receive a signed copy of the Tour program, a ‘Night of Hunters’ CD, an official tour shirt and their images will be featured on www.toriamos.com the day that her tour stops into the winning city!

Of course we didn’t forget about the 90 Runner’s up! They will also snag one of those beautiful Limited Edition TORI Diana F+ Cameras as well as a copy of Tori’s newest album “Night of Hunters”!

So are you inspired yet? Grab your cameras, load em up with your favorite film and submit to one or all of the cities. But choose wisely! You can only submit 5 images per city! And get snapping, you only have until August 15th!:

New York
Moscow
London
Philadelphia
Berlin
Los Angeles
Paris
Rome
Chicago
Amsterdam

Want to see Tori Amos in your town? Check out her just announced tour dates to see if she is making a stop near you! Don’t want to submit a photo, but still want to get your hands on the Limited Edition TORI Diana F+ camera? You can grab it right now from her site!

You can also follow Tori Amos on facebook and twitter!

Need help submitting your images? Learn how to do it here!

written by lomography on 2011-07-05 in #news #music #moscow #rome #chicago #philadelphia #paris #competition #new-york #berlin #diana #tori-amos #london #los-angeles #amsterdam

68 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    OMG! She is amazing!!!!!!! I "only" saw some live recordings but those were so good and now the cam.... Ahhhhhhh!!!! Great!

  2. lomo-camkage
    lomo-camkage ·

    Nice design and great color choice! That's a great cooperation between two creative forces.

  3. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    I had already seen this camera on her site some time ago and wondered if Lomography would eventually come out with a competition... ;-)

  4. iaki
    iaki ·

    I love this rumble!

  5. geekofnature
    geekofnature ·

    I have the Tori Diana F+, my favorite toy camera. It is awesome to see it mentioned here (finally). It was my introduction to Lomography and 120 film (though I now also have many other accessories for it including the 35mm adapter).

  6. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    I was a Tori fanatic in the 90s and early 00s… She looks so weird now! Too many operations??? She looks like a weird photoshopped barbie!!! Ugh… I just can't take her seriously anymore… This album cover looks so bad it's embarrassing!! It's a shame, I miss Tori.

  7. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    This competition was MADE FOR ME! (check out my user name?...) and I've had this camera since it came out!!! Oh Tori, please pick me <3

  8. grazie
    grazie ·

    this is so exciting!!!

  9. 86john
    86john ·

    not fair. i am not from any of the listed city.

  10. yarah
    yarah ·

    @86john , you don't have to live in the city, it has to be inspired by a city... Tori Amos is great! I love her music, but agree a bit with @sibu_sen

  11. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    I'm a Tori addicted since 20 years .... This competition was made for me ... like strange little girl
    I have also the Tori camera but I really loved to see my photo on her program tour!

  12. bilboroberts
    bilboroberts ·

    She does look a little odd, but she is still one of the most talented voices and pianists performing today. Seeing her tour on Sinful Attraction blew my mind. She still has it live, even if some of the latter albums are a little patchy. In her defence there are some awesome songs even amongst the filler.

  13. bilboroberts
    bilboroberts ·

    plus I've totally met her and she was lovely!

  14. bridgetj
    bridgetj ·

    Aw, there's my camera! Nice competition, I can confirm that the camera set is fantastic. Got this as a Christmas gift - also my introduction to lomography. It comes with a previously unreleased live CD, and the camera comes with the 55mm wide-angle and close up lens set (customized to the camera), so as long as this is the same package being sold through her site, it's excellent.

    Am I a bad Tori fan if I admit I haven't really listened to the album, but I use the camera almost every day? LOL.

    Haven't seen her live since she did that little club tour before releasing 'From the Choirgirl Hotel'. Might have to go when she's in Toronto in December.

  15. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    omg, I LOVE Tori Amos! Especially when she's singing the leonard cohen song "famous blue raincoat" <3 and I MUST have this camera, will submit my best shots *__*

  16. earlybird09
    earlybird09 ·

    4 cities from USA only. that's not fair!!! why is Rio de Janeiro or Tokyo not included? this are amazing cities to get inspired by. What the hell is in Chicago or Philadelphia to get inspired with?

  17. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Am I to understand that the actual photos don't have to be in the cities mentioned but only inspired by them? I'm close to Chicago and Philly but probably won't be able to actually go to either place anytime soon.

  18. kahel
    kahel ·

    @sthomas68 Yes! These cities will be the inspirations of the photos that will be submitted. I am nowhere near any of these cities as well and I am still picking which cities would best apply to where I am.

    Anyways, how can I submit my uploaded photo for this contest? Probably a noob question. Hope someone can enlighten me! TIA.

  19. dellia
    dellia ·

    cool! i love her songs! that diana is surely to die for! good luck guys ;)

  20. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    What is the deadline for submissions?

  21. emotionalcynic
    emotionalcynic ·

    This is awesome stuff - being a lover of Tori and Lomo means that having them combined is a dream come true! I look forward to having a go at this and seeing what others come up with too. Very happy :-)

  22. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    where do we submit photos?

  23. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    You submit the photos to the individual cities :)

  24. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Also! Please keep in mind that you *do not* need to be near the cities or submit photos from them, just inspired by them!

  25. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    When is the deadline for this competition???

  26. gullyer
    gullyer ·

    Do you have to use a photo taken by a lomo camera? Or does it just need to be an untouched analog photo?

  27. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @gullyer: Any analogue photograph that is not digitally enhanced.

  28. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    @86john, @sthomas68 - no need to be located in any of the cities itself, just as long the photo you submit is inspired by that city!
    @earlybird09 - I'm sure there are plenty of places and things to inspire you in Chicago and Philly. :)
    @kahel, @itsdebraanne - Submit the photos at their respective rumbles posts which are linked up top!
    @sthomas68 - the deadline is on August 15th so get inspired asap! Please check out the individual links for more details.

  29. brommi
    brommi ·

    beautiful camera! Please let me be one of the winners!

  30. bridgetj
    bridgetj ·

    @cruzron said: the deadline is on August 15th so get inspired asap!
    Aw, just in time for Tori's (and my) birthday, on August 22. :)

  31. wherearemysunglasses
    wherearemysunglasses ·

    Thank you for mentioning the deadline!

  32. norweegie
    norweegie ·

    Can anyone clarify what "not digitally enhanced" means? I mean, when you scan a neg or a print, there will be some automatic enhancing... is it just not doing any photoshopping they mean? Also, does it matter whether it is from a neg or a print?

  33. mmoya
    mmoya ·

    @norweegie - Digitally enhanced means no photoshopping or manipulation of the digital photo itself. Scanning negatives is fine, however Lomography would prefer a scan straight from the negative, not a print. Thanks!

  34. norweegie
    norweegie ·

    Thank you for that, mmoya! :)

  35. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    Hello everyone I am brand new here and I just joined Lomo! I just ordered a Diana mini so I can enter this contest. Are 35mm photos eligible or does it have to be 120? Also, I am not sure what it means scan from a negative... when I get my camera I think I will need to have the film developed and scan from a print. Is there a great difference in quality of an image being scanned from a negative vs. being scanned from a print? Sorry for the newbie questions. I am excited this contest has brought me into the world of lomography!

  36. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Hi @inkybrown! Welcome to the community! All film photos are eligible! You can have your film scanned by the place that develops your film, so you don't even have to worry about it. Don't worry about the questions, we're more than happy to answer!

  37. xoxomm
    xoxomm ·

    I read about this contest on toriamos.com, and I was wondering, do I have to use a Lomography-camera to enter this competion???

  38. tskotcher
    tskotcher ·

    Hi @xoxomm! You can use any analogue film camera. Just as long as it's not digital. Thanks!

  39. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    I got my Diana Mini (Love is in the Air edition) in the mail today! I can't wait to start taking photos for the contest. :)

  40. xoxomm
    xoxomm ·

    Nice! I don't have one, but would love to have one... I always use disposable camera's... :D

  41. strange_little_grrrl
    strange_little_grrrl ·

    How exactly do I submit the photos? Would I have to put them on a CD and then upload them or is there another way?

  42. ladyhope
    ladyhope ·

    oh my -- I'm the owner of 3 digital cameras and Tori is making me get back to my roots-LOL. Well, I don't have the money to buy anything new--let's hope one of my shots on the OLD film camera I still have has the magic to win a spot :) Much luck and love to all involved!

  43. tskotcher
    tskotcher ·

    @strange_little_grrrl
    To submit a photo to a rumble, take a look at the scroll-through bar of all your photos at the bottom of the competition page – Select the photo you want to enter and then click on the blue ‘submit’ button which will appear by it.

  44. ivypearson
    ivypearson ·

    What is the precise deadline please ? is it before the 15th or the 15th midnight ? and which midnight ? EST, GMT ?

  45. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    @ivypearson - August 15 23:59 UTC :D

  46. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    Well I must be crazy, because I bought a Diana Mini and have spent the last 3 days, all day, photographing for this contest. About 7 hours each day setting up and photographing, and about 4 hours each day scanning negatives. Six rolls of film in 2 days! wish me luck (photos are not up yet but will be tonight I hope) :)

  47. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    About the no digital enhancement... is it allowed to crop my images? Most of them are on square format but I want to use some older ones on regular 35mm, that have things in the shot I don't want to be part of the photo. So is it OK to only crop the picture?

  48. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    @inky - the requirement is more about manipulation. but we love photos as they are, even if you think they might need an edge cut out!

  49. blandysnorhal
    blandysnorhal ·

    Does anyone know when winners will be announced? I'd love to see them!

  50. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Hello @blandysnorhal! with over 10,000 images to get through, it may takes a bit more time to get these all picked. The good news is that Tori will soon be able to pick her favorites and the moment she does, wee will announce the winners!

  51. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @alexandrak, Hello did you know if she making her choices?

  52. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    She is! Hopefully she will let us know her favorites very very soon!

  53. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    fingers crossed! <3

  54. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    Did she see all the photos or did Lomo select some for her first?

  55. geka
    geka ·

    Can't wait... :-)

  56. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    yeps ! it's so long to have the results ..... crossing my fingers

  57. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    It has to be announced soon! The tour begins in 18 days and the winning photos are supposedly being printed in the tour program.

  58. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    I think it would take a minimum of 2 weeks for the programs to be printed and ready... meaning she has probably already chosen them, but they have not announced them yet I guess?

  59. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @inkybrown , I'm affraid by the time to release it!!

  60. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    maybe we will have the results at the same time of the album come? the 19 september

  61. geka
    geka ·

    The longer I have to wait, the more nervous I get... Whaaaaaaa!!!

  62. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    It's the same for , I don't understand why lomo don't publish the results , the new album is in store ans the tour start so soon.....

  63. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    Hi @alexandrak what's the news on this? :)

  64. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @alexandrak , why we don't have the results?

  65. cyanure
    cyanure ·

    It seems weird but Tori is supposed to announce the winners when she is in the city for the live show (but the tour program is supposed to be already printed..)

  66. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    Strange... you'd think at least the winners would be given a heads-up. And what about the runners-up? Will they find out the same day that she's in that city?

  67. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    Sorry guys! while the main winners have been chosen, we are *still* waiting on the runners up. They will no matter what be published this week!

  68. bokchoy
    bokchoy ·

    Any updates on when we will see the winning photos? I won something but I still don't know if I won grand prize or runner up - I received the Diana camera in the mail but not the Tori merch?

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