I love food. I also love Lomography. What happens when their attraction is combined?
As a columnist for my school newspaper, HPU (Hawaii Pacific University) Kalamalama, I am tasked with coming up with my own stories and ledes for each issue. My column, The Gastronomist, is about everything food.
Normally I try review a new restaurant or the latest culinary fad to hit campus, and normally I use my Nikon DSLR (and my mouth) to capture it. Well…
I decided that since it’s summertime, I must break from all standard photojournalist practices and shoot shoot shoot to my hearts desire with the one and only Lomo LC-A+.
My first weekend off, we hit up Coco Ichibanya Curry House, Chin’s of Chinatown and Starbucks Coffee. I was trying to keep my load light so I did not bring my Wide Angle Lens. BIG MISTAKE!
If you want to get your table, plate, party or what have you into the picture, you’re going to need this thing. It’s focal length allows more of what you see (and eat) to be swallowed by the tiny LC-A+.
Memorial Day weekend wrapped up with a small kine picnic in Ala Moana Beach Park with some Chicken Primavera pasta salad from Paradise Cafe. It tasted all right. It could have used some help in the flavor department to start.
After the Lanter Floating Festival, we headed to Mai Tai Bar for some drinks to unwind further. It was a success. We ordered two pitchers of Blue Moon and two platters of Carne Asada Tacos which come with this amazing creamy avocado cilantro sauce.
Gene Park even showed up to school us on how to be cool on a bar stool while sitting at a low table.
This most recent weekend, it was quite rainy so we started it out right by having our favorite Tomato Basil soup at Nordstrom Marketplace Cafe. My friend and I shared a Chicken Balsamic Sandwich (on special) which just made my day. After that we moved on to our 9 p.m. reservations for dessert at Shokudo Japanese.
In addition to Oreo Honey Toast we ended up ordering Gyoza and Tofu Salad and a round of drinks. While sitting down, I also noticed that the interior design/decor in Shokudo is very photogenic and got a few snaps of it too.
Shooting food with a digital camera is quite easy. You have a choice of what you’re selecting to be in focus.
Shooting food with a Lomo LC-A+ is quite challenging. You don’t have much of a choice in focus besides kinda close (0.3m), arms length (0.7m), speaking distance (1.5m), and everything else (>1.5m). But isn’t that what makes it fun?
Can’t wait to share more analogue food with you. Pull up a seat, because you’re plates getting cold!