People With ... Books!


If you are a curious Lomographer, (we are sure that you are), you will most likely sneak upon family members and friends while the are... reading! But what are they reading? Are they even reading or are they just looking at the pictures? Are they comfortably at home in the living room sofa or in the library? Do they "shhhhhhhh" you away or smile for your picture? But don't limit your imagination to others, what about you? Do you read? In which position?

If you are a curious Lomographer, (we are sure that you are), you will most likely sneak upon family members and friends while the are… reading! But what are they reading? Are they even reading or are they just looking at the pictures? Are they comfortably at home in the living room sofa or in the library? Do they “shhhhhhhh” you away or smile for your picture? But don’t limit your imagination to others, what about you? Do you read? In which position?

For this special rumble we are looking for your best shots with books! Need more ideas? How about:

  • libraries
  • people looking inspired
  • maybe an animal reading? (my dog does!)
  • people drinking tea or coffee with a book


  • 10 picture upload limit
  • 3 winners of 10 piggies
  • By submitting to this rumble you allow Lomography to use your images for promotional purposes

written by lucasjakobsson on 2009-01-24 in #competitions #rumble #inspiration #books #animals


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    I just had some inspired people... And an inspired dog,but not reading, so I didn't submit it...

  2. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    I submitted my best ones...but I don't see them yet?...

  3. deff1
    deff1 ·

    Neither do i?

  4. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    cann't see my pic!!!!

  5. vstephanie
    vstephanie ·

    i cant see the one and only photo i submitted. wish i could enter more. this one is of a friend showing her friend a book about tribes in kalimantan cus she just went there for a discovery trip to trace her roots. she even looks as if she just came back from the jungle!

  6. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·


  7. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    a candid hipshot of someone i have (or had) feelings for. she was so absorbed in that book, didn't even notice me snapping away.

  8. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    submitted my ten shots..... it says 0 submissions so far....

  9. pikka
    pikka ·

    In "submitted images" appears my photos...but in the gallery up the page can't see any picture...neither mine or others

  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Submitted 7 shots of reading people...

  11. milkie
    milkie ·

    What a shame, I work in a library and I have no shot with people reading books!!!!

  12. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    mine are with the book of book: the bible!

  13. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i submited bible shots, too: lomo-bilbe ;) old and new testament

  14. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    anybody seen submitted photos? I don't!

  15. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    I loooove books, libraries and book shops but so far I had no lomographs containing books. So I just took a polaroid of my extremely full book shelve.

  16. special_patrol
    special_patrol ·

    i'm just imagining everybody's invisible submissions, and they're awesome. :p

  17. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    haha nice one special_patrol! must be a technical error of some sort. patience people.

  18. verastra
    verastra ·

    @lsi: photo n.3 is a mistake!!!!i'm so distracted, everytime i upload more than a pic, i pick up a mistaken picture....

  19. jelga
    jelga ·

    why do i only see two photos submitted by users??

  20. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i see only 2 as well...

  21. deniselai
    deniselai ·

    hmm. that's weird! i see my shots up already!

  22. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    i uploaded yesterday and i can't see my shots... and there are also lots of them from other people missing!

  23. jelga
    jelga ·

    now i see 15 photos but not the 2 i submitted (which do appear in "your submitted images" in small size when i'm logged in)

  24. larslau
    larslau ·

    @Everybody: Please read the text in the "Upload images" part of the page... Geez...

  25. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    it is always the same... after eaching upload limit i scan a shot that would perfectly fit to a mission/rumble/...
    i see my pics here but not in the gallery, too

  26. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    @LSI: at the bottom it says "Your submitted images" and shows my ten, and below that it says "Upload limit exceeded"...but my images still are not showing up...they aren't included in the 21 submitted images...but it won't let me submit anymore...

    @Larslau: .....

  27. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    I had 5 shots missing too... just uploaded one of them again... obviously it is working fine now and obviously it has nothing to do with the size of our pics...
    I suppose we have to be patient... no doubt all submissions will be taken into account and maybe the deadline will be extended...
    Enjoy what remains from your weekend! Monday will come (too) soon...

  28. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    @Larslau: the pictures that appear in the "Images submitted by users" (23 so far) were submitted now. for example, i submitted yesterday and my shots don't appear. so we're not stupid, there is some kind of problem, get it? "geez..."

  29. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    hemmmm....the girl was reading the...penis book!
    however, I hope tomorrow they fix this upload bug.

  30. special_patrol
    special_patrol ·

    somebody's reading roland barthes! *beams*

  31. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    @patatero: love your shot!!!

  32. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    The same for me, my 7 submitted shots are shown below but not in the submission gallery... think it will be fixe by tomorrow..?
    @patatero: your shot is great!!

  33. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    patatero has the coolest shot ever...

  34. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    mine's still not showing.

  35. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    My photos are missing too. Do i have to re-upload?

    Wish all who are celebrating a Chinese New Year, "Gong Xi Fa Cai"

  36. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Mine are in # 73 & 74, good luck to all!!!1

  37. patatero
    patatero ·

    hey thanks buddies making me so nice compliments

  38. sarjanhassan
    sarjanhassan ·

    have a nice day !

  39. pctechgirl
    pctechgirl ·

    There goes mine. . .#87

  40. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    It's a pity I'm out of town and has no access to my library of photos. :( great shots guys!

  41. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    just uploaded mine. :)

  42. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    Wow interesting rumble, some really amazing shots in there, I love myloveletters, mblaire23, thycursed, agaltier and verastra - really great stuff.

    (couldn't help but notice that none of mine were there! Boo!)

  43. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    where are my shots??? pfffffffff!

  44. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    ps: @ thycursed: your shot (66) is fantastic!!!

  45. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    hey i don't see my first entry! would someone please check? i was one of the earliest who submitted. this ain't fair :(

  46. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·

    I uploaded 5 shots but they are not in the gallery :(

  47. agaltier
    agaltier ·

    @mattcharnock : thks man for the compliments ;)

  48. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    my shots are still not in the gallery :(((

  49. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    mine neither.. :(( but hope they count for the rumble...

  50. thomasstephen
    thomasstephen ·

    For some reason its ot showing the upload button. Help!

  51. guma
    guma ·

    @thomasstephen: This competition already ended a few hours ago

  52. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    @mephisto19: your shot with the man with the lc-a books on his shoulders is very cool!

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