OUTLAW Shot in the Dark – A Lomography and DROME magazine Collaboration


Have you ever walked down a dark ally with your beloved LC-A in hand? Have you ever seen vandalized buildings and couldn’t help but to admire that urban art cover the walls? Or have you ever seen somebody putting up "illegal art" and you just couldn’t help but to "splash" some colour over them?

Have you ever walked down a dark ally with your beloved LC-A in hand? Have you ever seen vandalized buildings and couldn’t help but to admire that urban art cover the walls? Or have you ever seen somebody putting up “illegal art” and you just couldn’t help but to “splash” some colour over them?

Share this rawness from the streets with us! In this collaboration with DROME magazine, a cosmopolitan Italian quarterly that deals with the contemporary world of art and culture, we are looking for your best images of stencils, posters, stickers, graffiti or any other form or “illegal expression” that you can find on the streets, in the ghetto, or in the projects.


  • 3 pictures upload limit
  • Any analogue camera allowed
  • Everyone that uploads 3 relevant images will receive 5 piggies at the end of the competition (Feb. 20th 2009)
  • DROME magazine magazine will choose 2 grand champions and feature their photos in the upcoming issue.
  • In exchange for reproduction rights of the 2 winning shoots, the 2 grand champions will be given a Staple colorsplash camera, 2 copies of the magazine in which the images appear plus a yearly subscription to Drome magazine.

Good luck, and may the toughest photo win!

Note: Lomography does not encourage any illegal activities and urges you to abide to local laws. We simply love street art!


written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-12-18 in #competitions #expression #street-art #drome #colorsplash-camera


  1. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    cool...hehe, i love the little comment from LSI at the end


  2. jelga
    jelga ·

    mmmmmmmmm only 3, tough one!

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    Note: Lomography does not encourage any illegal activities and urges you to abide to local laws. We simply love street art!

    love that note!!! :D

  4. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    Don't Think - Just Spray!

  5. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    just 3?????????? this is such a cool thing to shoot ,only 3 :(

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool! :)) Any minimum size?

  7. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    wow 2 months thats plenty of time. file size anyone?

  8. oldskool_rider
  9. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    ooops... sorry, i submitted an amiage, but it says: 0 submissions

    and it hasnt come up?

  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    The same for me... submitted 3 shots, but seems that the gallery doesn't appear now...

  11. ishoxi
    ishoxi ·

    finally something about street art!

  12. graefin
    graefin ·

    And we upload at DROME mag directly?
    I think I have some good ones ;)

  13. grad
    grad ·

    make your mark on society not in society! :-)

  14. lomomonnom
    lomomonnom ·

    A good friend of mine made this piece for the kids on a SKATEpark.

    Great Job

  15. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    i love graffiti :)

  16. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    luv street art =)

  17. cheriesu
    cheriesu ·

    I love graffiti!! This is one great competition!! :)

  18. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    'this is not a photo opportunity'oh i love the irony. hahaha

  19. dalai-lomo
    dalai-lomo ·

    'this is not a photo opportunity'

    That's done by banksy, a great stencil artist.

  20. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·


  21. doridoridori
    doridoridori ·

    san lorenzo - rome 2008

  22. saidseni
    saidseni ·


  23. comezone
    comezone ·

    i love this rumble! good luck!

  24. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i love banksy.
    it's hard to choose only 3 shots, btw...

  25. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    thx bruno ! Lisbon idd !!

  26. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    banksy rules!

  27. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    How did I miss this? Here are my shots, I wish I could add more!

  28. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    3 shots is perfect!! cheers LSI

  29. zoesbt_1981
    zoesbt_1981 ·

    Brooklyn picture...

  30. dalai-lomo
    dalai-lomo ·

    My submission captured the art by artist 'Bue the Warrior'. I love his work becouse he makes me smile in dull areas. He's al over my hometown Ghent (and also has done a lot world-wide). Some of his work really catches your eyes, other work is much more subtle and at places where you don't suspect it.

  31. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    click for love...this is how i feel about LOMO

  32. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    loaded ;)

  33. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    no. 264 by jeansman is epic :)

  34. graefin
    graefin ·

    I will now take part! yeeeah!!! :) I found the pictures I was looking for!

  35. mar131
    mar131 ·

    i'm marco from italy
    these my shots:
    bang 1: ohhh shit!
    bang 2: united
    bang 3: mas amor

  36. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    damn...... submitted wrong image

  37. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    when is this competition ending... still 1 month ?? it's been already for decages !!

  38. mondotopless
    mondotopless ·

    How do you unload the image? I uploaded one by mistake...

  39. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    no.318 is a sure winner

  40. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I like 347!

  41. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    with 24 days left and all these great shots already, i feel a tad sorry for the judge panel lol :)

  42. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    i guess i need to shoot again - its been a few weeks! Being ill has made me lose speed!

  43. pctechgirl
    pctechgirl ·

    My single contribution!

  44. pctechgirl
    pctechgirl ·

    Oops, that should have been my single contribution--#359!

  45. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    aww still got ages to wait, i cant bare it, the suspense is intense and the prize wow, to feature in Drome mag would be a dream :) bring on the 20th

  46. bigbobbaboo1
    bigbobbaboo1 ·

    i think the winner should be not someone who shoots fantastic graffiti but who shoots graffiti fantastically, like 318 and others, anyone who doesn't just shoot normal graffiti.

  47. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Hmmm...let`s give it a try :)

  48. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    brunomiguel, gosto muito desse graf... ;)

  49. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    my submissions suck! i should 've waited.. now i have some really cool shots but i exceeded the upload limit :( could it be possible to cancel those out?? :*(

  50. anapaulah
    anapaulah ·

    that's great!!

  51. naql
    naql ·

    My submissions (395-397) were all taken at Ft. Wetherill in Jamestown, RI, USA.

  52. sarjanhassan
    sarjanhassan ·

    love this theme!

  53. zark
    zark ·

    Wrong picture, please delete!

  54. catx
    catx ·

    my banksy (425) and hands (424) both taken in Camden, London UK

  55. thomasstephen
    thomasstephen ·

    sorry uploaded 1 twice.

  56. lomographics
    lomographics ·

    let the good times roll

  57. threemoons
    threemoons ·

    The famous 5Ptz Graffiti Building in LIC, Queens, a lifetime of stickers on the door of the john at a dive bar in the East Village, and the ultimate street artist Shephard Fairey, taken while he was DJing at last year's SXSW. OBEY! ;)

  58. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    Whoo, it's hard to choose!!

  59. bruunolomo
    bruunolomo ·

    Damit - uploaded one Holga pic! Sorry

  60. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    There was only 1 day and 1 page and one click, where I clicked the Thumbnail view. Will that ever come back?????? It was really helpful when you're looking at hundreds of submissions.

  61. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    i wish there was an option to delete your submissions. i always end up gracing you guys with the dumbest shit. and i had this respect photo that is one of my fav graffiti shots ever.

  62. hanhanb
    hanhanb ·


  63. yapwilli
    yapwilli ·


  64. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    one of my shots has graffiti in Bahasa Indonesia which means "Whoever who pees here is disgusting"....LOL...the whole reason y i took that pic in the 1st place!

  65. gonfio
    gonfio ·

    the art of color

  66. gonfio
    gonfio ·

    the art of color

  67. zark
    zark ·

    PLEASE delete ,y first submitted pic, it was the wrong one, isn´t even graffiti!

  68. lomomanolo
    lomomanolo ·

    I heard about this one just on time, i already submitted mine, thanks a lot and good luck to you all.

  69. thaiseb
    thaiseb ·

    I've waited a competition like this for a long time !

  70. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    one last final good luck to everyone

  71. mozone
    mozone ·

    pow dis competishon!!!

  72. vikilaritale
    vikilaritale ·

    Can't find where to upload photos :(

  73. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    I have the same problem when I'm working with Linux. I have to change to Windows to upload pictures for the first time... why is that?

  74. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    ...and I... I can't decide!!! Why only 3??? :(( It's my favorite subject... *sight*

  75. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    so we get piggies tomorrow?? yay!

  76. lonur
    lonur ·

    nope, impossible. i can't filter my images. i can't go to my album (even after following the instructions); the 'filter' key is not responding..

  77. lomomanolo
    lomomanolo ·

    When will they announce the winners and all?

  78. annite
    annite ·

    Why didnt I get any piggy at all!!!???

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