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The Asteroids Collide - A Lomography & Alessi's Ark Collaboration ended almost 6 years ago

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

28 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

    like that song
    cool competition

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    yes, the lyrics would help! :)

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. graefin

    graefin

    The song is GREAT! love it!

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. lucasjakobsson

    lucasjakobsson

    @ mephisto

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  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...

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. lomahese

    great song!lovit
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. day3hugger

    day3hugger

    love the song! i'm already inspired :)

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. eastmoe

    eastmoe

    love the song..lomomusic on..

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  12. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    woke up with that song in my head

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. azurblue

    azurblue

    Wow ! Disdis your shot number 633 is so gorgeous !

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  14. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i cannot listen to the song anymore :(

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  15. brendend

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  16. vstephanie

    vstephanie

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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  17. goatwrench

    goatwrench

    :)
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  18. deleted user

    Hey Alessi,, i'm glad to submit this pic to you guys !! Take love care Best regards emynassy ps; www.myspace.com/ladybird00
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  19. deleted user

    "last" thing ... you can also have a look on my lomohomes page to see more !! www.lomohomes.com/emynassy Bye and i really love your songs by the way ...
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  20. alessi

    your photos are wonderful!! glad you like the songs!
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  21. radosti

    My images were made in response just for this song/competition. I hope you like them!
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  22. 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

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  23. verastra

    LSI: #1673 was a mistake.... Could you please delete it for me?
    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  24. 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!
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  25. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    OMG! toooooooooo many great pictures!

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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 :]

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  28. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    ANY NEWS????

    over 5 years ago · report as spam