Community LomoAmigo Scorpie and Her Penchant for Landscapes and the LC-A+

2

A graphic designer in real life, Lomographer Kathi Bondzio tells (and shows!) us about her creative days in a small city in Germany, including her strong liking for landscapes as captured by her LC-A+.

Credits: scorpie

Name: Kathi Bondzio
Country: Germany
LomoHome: scorpie

How long have you been a Lomographer? I’m sure you’re not new to this whole thing.

I’ve been doing this for more than nine years now (almost a third of my life!). My photography professor at uni introduced us to lomography, and I bought my first lomo camera, a pearl supersampler, in Berlin in May 2002.

Describe the LC-A+ in 5 words.

Unique, trusty, elegant, classic, sturdy

As a graphic designer, perhaps you have used any of your Lomography/analogue cameras for work? Tell us about it!

I’ve taken photos for some projetcs with my analogue SLR in the past, but nowadays I rarely take photos for the projects myself (I get pictures either directly from a photographer or use stockphotos). But I just started working on a new book project, an essay collection, that’s going to include some of my Holga and Diana black and white pictures. It’s going to be published in spring 2012, so I can’t really tell you more right now ;)

Claiming to have a weak spot for all things creative and crafty, what projects keep you busy apart from work?

Mostly illustration, both digital and analogue (the one thing I carry everywhere I go, apart from my LC-A+: a sketchbook). Then there’s phases where I venture into other things: printing, papercrafts, knitting, sewing, baking cupcakes… you name it. I love to try and learn new things. And I always love to see what ideas and projects other people come up with.

(Chocolate Muffins! Actually my friend made these…)

You mentioned that you go to gigs a lot. Can you recommend bands we should check out?

You should definitely check out Chikinki, I’ve seen them live more times than I like to admit, but they’re always so much fun I just have to go see them again and again.

(Chikinki @ Gebäude 9, Cologne, April 2011)

Do you go to those gigs with your local Lomographic community? What sort of hang outs do you guys frequent?

We don’t have a Store (yet), so we mostly meet up for Lomowalks. The other week we went to the fun fair together, and before that we went urban exploring, then there was a panorama-themed walk, a night-walk, we went to the flea-market together… And sometimes we end up going out for drinks after that, too.

What makes the LC-A+ your camera of choice?

It’s simply the perfect companion: it’s small enough to fit into any bag, works in any light-conditions, it’s easy to use and allows you to snap away really fast and without thinking. And on top of that, the pictures have that distinct and unique LC-A-look that we all love so much.

Credits: scorpie

You have such lovely photos of Nordpark in Dusseldorf. What were you up to in the gardens?

The photos were taken on Easter Sunday, and I was there with my family. It’s the perfect example for Golden Rule #3: „Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.“ In my experience, family outings and lomography go quite well together.

Credits: scorpie

What’s your favorite photo in the collection and why?

Oh, this is difficult! I think it’s this one, I love the colours!

Credits: scorpie

What tips can you give future LC-A+ users?

Don’t be shy, get close! Switch off your brain and snap away. And don’t ever leave the house without your camera.

The Lomo LC-A+ is known worldwide for its amazing features: automatic exposure, extended ISO range, and multiple and long exposure capabilities. Get your own Lomo LC-A+ now!

written by basterda on 2011-08-09 in #people #lomoamigos #scorpie #lc-a #community #lomoamigos

More Interesting Articles

  • LomoAmigo Anika shoots with the Lomo LC-A+

    written by zonderbar on 2014-05-07 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Anika shoots with the Lomo LC-A+

    We met Berlin-based musician Anika for the first time while she was dj-ing in the Lomography Embassy Store. We couldn't resist giving her a Lomo LC-A+ and see what she would capture with it. She took the camera to many places around the world including Germany, Israel, Mexico and New York. Check out her analogue shots and learn more about our latest LomoAmigo!

    1
  • Crafty Creativity: LomoAmigo Felt Mistress

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-03 in #people #lomoamigos
    Crafty Creativity: LomoAmigo Felt Mistress

    Louise Evans AKA Felt Mistress designs and makes cute, colorful monsters and characters out of felt. She has worked with the likes of artist Pete Fowler and musician Gruff Rhys, and even made a special felt character for a Lomography Exhibition back in 2012. She shot with the LC-A+ and Fisheye Baby recently, and shared personal insight regarding her work.

  • Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo: Fivi Lai

    written by sanamiii on 2014-11-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    Lomo'Instant LomoAmigo: Fivi Lai

    The world's most creative instant camera – the Lomo'Instant — is now available at both Lomography Online stores & Gallery Stores worldwide! Lomography Hong Kong has invited a few popular locals to try this instant camera, and one of them is fashion and graphic designer Fivi Lai. Fivi answers a few questions in this exclusive interview, and shares quite a few of her creative instant snaps taken with the Lomo’Instant.

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • LomoAmigo Interview: Alexis Coram

    written by ciaravesely on 2014-04-11 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Interview: Alexis Coram

    Alexis Coram is an English landscape photographer who currently lives in San Francisco. She is a spontaneous and adventurous photographer who has captured the moments of her road trips across the continent this past year.

  • Show Your Stash, vivie!

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-06-15 in #people #lifestyle
    Show Your Stash, vivie!

    In another edition of Show Your Stash, vivie of Hamburg, Germany, goes on a LomoWalk in her hometown and tells us about it.

    1
  • LomoAmigo Galleries: Asher Moss and LomoChrome Purple

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-11-07 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Galleries: Asher Moss and LomoChrome Purple

    Our LomoAmigo, Asher Moss, shows us his best photographs from a week with other creatives to explore photography, filmmaking, modeling, and music. He escaped to Joshua Tree for three days with the LomoChrome Purple and a few other artists. Check out the vibrant purples and blues that make the LomoChrome Purple, as shown in the Asher Moss' photographs.

  • Shop News

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply without hurting your budget. At 30% off you can now experiment with 8 sequential shots in one 35mm print! Tell stories in 2.5 seconds with 8 scenes in one shot!

  • LomoAmigo: Mami Tanabe shoots with the LC-Wide

    written by ciscoswank on 2014-05-16 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Mami Tanabe shoots with the LC-Wide

    Mami is a talented fashion photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. She flies all over the world to visit different fashion shows and shoot runways. Check her amazing photographs taken using the LC-Wide in one of the world's most fashionable cities, a city that never sleeps – Shibuya!

  • LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-17 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: trash-gordon-from-outerspace

    He is a graphic designer from Kassel, Germany who has been a Community member for about a decade. His ten-year stay has been remarkably fruitful. Aside from honing his photography skills, it is in this Community of ours where he met his girlfriend, made a lot of friends, and helped organize a huge weekend meet-up for fellow lomographers. Say hello to Daniel Lauterbach, also known as trash-gordon-from-outer-space, our LomoGuru of the Week!

    12
  • The Lomo LC-A-to-Z: L for ‘Let Loose’

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-06-24 in #news
    The Lomo LC-A-to-Z: L for ‘Let Loose’

    Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don't be a worrywart. The Lomo LC-A-to-Z tells us to relax, roll up our sleeves, and let loose. Cast your worries away and indulge in whatever it is that frees you, and capture that moment of liberation with a Lomo LC-A camera.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Lomo Amigos: The Oscillation

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-08-29 in #people #lomoamigos
    Lomo Amigos: The Oscillation

    The Oscillation are a UK-based Psychedelic space-rock band formed in London in 2006. The band's live shows are a cacophony of growling guitars and hypnotic drum rhythms accompanied by some trippy analogue light shows from experimental filmmaker Julian Hand and light show artist Julian Hand. We gave them an LC-A+ and sent them out into the night! Read on for more.

  • LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-03-18 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Russell Darling

    Russell Darling is one of our Lomography UK regulars. He is a big part of our community of film fanatics and regularly joins our workshops and events. In this interview, we asked him about his experience shooting with the Lomo LC-A 120, as well as his work as visual effects practitioner for films such as "Star Wars," "Twilight," and "Godzilla."

  • LomoAmigos: Public Service Broadcasting

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-07 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigos: Public Service Broadcasting

    Public Service Broadcasting is a UK-based duo with J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo & samplings and Wrigglesworth on drums & piano. They've been on tour promoting their debut album "Inform - Educate - Entertain," which was released in 2013. The folks at Lomography UK managed to catch them mid-tour for an interview and gave them an LC-A+ to capture all the action.

    2