The Asteroids Collide - A Lomography & Alessi's Ark Collaboration

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We are proud to annonce that we are hosting a collaboration with Alessi Ark, a hugely-creative individual who is an integral part of the London nu-folk scene alongside Noah & The Whale, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. Alessi has already developed a reputation for her music’s otherworldly qualities and her music lends itself perfectly to other creative arts as it is filled with an innocent kind of wonder at the world that carries words filled with visions of nature and magic.

We are proud to announce that we are hosting a collaboration with Alessi’s Ark, a hugely – creative individual who is an integral part of the London nu-folk scene alongside Noah & The Whale, Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, Alessi has developed a reputation for her music’s otherworldly qualities since bursting onto the UK scene earlier this year.

Musician and Lomography enthusiast, Alessi, kindly allowed us an exclusive first listen to her brand new song ‘The Asteroids Collide’. We like it a lot – have a listen yourself by clicking the link below. The task at hand is for you to listen to the song, get inspired, and dig out from your personal archives the photos that you think best would fit this song. But, as this competition is running over a month, and as you may not have that “perfect” photograph lying around there is plenty of time to go out, get inspired and snap away! The best photos, as judged by Alessi and a jury at Lomography, will be used to produce a music video that is set to be released in early 2009.

Details

  • Any analogue camera allowed
  • Each photo (about 30 in total) that will be chosen by Alessi and the jury to feature in the video will receive a copy of Alessi’s debut album as well as being mentioned by name in the video
  • One grand prize winner will be chosen that will additionally be given a Diana Deluxe Kit
  • No upload limit for this competition
  • The competition ends on the 18th of December
  • Minimum Dimensions at least 768px either width or height, the bigger the better

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www.myspace.com/alessisark

To find out a little bit more about Alessi, here are her responses to a few questions that we asked her:

Describe yourself in 5 words

Daughter, Sister, Clumsy, Busy hands

What inspired you to write ‘The Asteroids Collide’?

The physical effect love can have on your body. And a friend who lives far away.

What is the most appealing aspect of Lomography to you?

Lomography encourages sharing and that’s something I try to do as often as I can with anything I feel is special.

What should one keep in mind when one listens to your music?

I hope it becomes a friend that gives you ideas.

What is your most memorable photographic experience?

(Photograph pictured above)

Earlier this year, when recording the album was coming to an end, with the ever generous help of friends out in Omaha, a family portrait of people I wanted to thank for helping with the album was taken. A lovely local photographer named Dana Damewood positioned us all in the Scottish Masonic Hall in downtown Omaha in-front of a beautiful forest backdrop. The ladies were sat on tree stumps, the fellows were stood behind them and there were even a few little babies there. As well as writing ‘thank-you’s’ for the album, I really wanted a photograph to be taken of us all together. The album turning out the way it did was all down to special souls and a lot of them of are in that photograph.

Alessi’s Ark is signed to Virgin Records. She releases her debut EP ‘The Horse’ on the 8th December 2008.You can pre-order your copy of ‘The Horse EP’ by clicking this link – ==http://www.recordstore.co.uk/home.jsp?wherefrom=productdetail.jsp?productPK=unittest-A2n2rT829fDCDYlTpN3IEb-13==. You can also view the video to EP’s title track by visiting You Tube

Lyrics of the song

Your eye lashes they act as cloaks for your telescope eyes
Your ears they point skyward,
Transmitting mockingbird’s call to the skies

With the shudder of your boots,
Moon dust reach the roots of the neighbourhood’s favourite tree
Be friends with me

The Asteroids Collide
The feelings liquidise
You’re safe
You’re scared

The weight that you haul
Leaves cracks in the wall
You’re safe
You’re scared

You’re enclosed and in love
Your little white dove
She flutters and mutters your name

According to accordian
Your outspoken loudspeaker shines
Hyacinths hypnotise

Your black hair is pushed back
Thin skin is does lack any colour or trace of the sun ray’s race

The television’s flickering
The frequency you’re giving off is a powerful thing

Tell me why does love fly in, fly out when you’re barely looking?
I swear I was not, I was not looking

The Asteroids Collide
The feelings liquidise
You’re safe
You’re scared
The weight that you haul
Leaves cracks in the wall

You’re safe
You’re scared

You’re enclosed and in love
Your little white dove
She flutters and mutters your name

Tell me why does love fly in, fly out when you’re barely looking?
I was not looking

The anchor clanks
Your heart sank
Your body locks
Your ship it has docked
New life has find the island
And you’re stuck
On the island

written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-11-24 in #competitions #rumble #alessi-s-ark #music

28 Comments

  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    what's the minimum size? 1200x1800? & 12oox12oo?

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    oh.... and is there a chance to add the lyrics here?

    like that song
    cool competition

  3. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    yes, the lyrics would help! :)

  4. graefin
    graefin ·

    The song is GREAT! love it!

  5. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ mephisto

    changed the text see above, the bigger the better :)

  6. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, this could very well be the best competition ever!!! LOVE IT!! Can't wait to go out and shoot a bunch of rolls for this...

  7. lomahese
    lomahese ·

    great song!lovit

  8. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    love the song! i'm already inspired :)

  9. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    love the song..lomomusic on..

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    hearing the song in combination with slideshow function is great
    already like a music video and the change of the pics sometimes even fits to the beat

  11. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    wow, that is a really great song! i definitely have to buy that album!!!!

    cant wait to start shooting for this one!

    T

  12. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    woke up with that song in my head

  13. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Wow ! Disdis your shot number 633 is so gorgeous !

  14. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i cannot listen to the song anymore :(

  15. brendend
    brendend ·

    this is a really cool competition, i will have to think hard :D

  16. vstephanie
    vstephanie ·

    the choices are endless!! im going crazy... this is so fun!

  17. goatwrench
    goatwrench ·

    :)

  18. alessi
    alessi ·

    your photos are wonderful!!

    glad you like the songs!

  19. radosti
    radosti ·

    My images were made in response just for this song/competition. I hope you like them!

  20. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @ alessi
    i really like the song and using slideshow-function on beta is amazing
    like a video with over htousand shots
    will surely be ahard choice to take about 30 images.... and i cannot wait to see the video
    woke up so many mornings with that song in my head

    have a nice x-mas-time and thanks for that cool project

  21. verastra
    verastra ·

    LSI: #1673 was a mistake....
    Could you please delete it for me?

  22. holgahoney
    holgahoney ·

    What a beautiful song. Can't wait to get my hands on the album! I hope you find pictures to fit your idea for the video! Thanks for this project!

  23. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    OMG! toooooooooo many great pictures!

  24. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    this truely is a great competition, and its a shame its gotta end.
    i keep singing that song, so have to come on here and play it, so when i do i upload more shots...

    it will be hard to pick 30 from these im sure, there are so many great ones!

  25. outoffocus
    outoffocus ·

    This competition is fantastic. Such a lovely idea and such a lovely song. I'm now pretty much addicted to it and will buy the album for sure. Picking just 30 is going to be hard! There are so many beautiful pictures that represent not only the different things mentioned in the song but also the individual interpretations of it :]

  26. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ANY NEWS????

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