Having a high concept of friendship, Aurelio or much known as Superlighter in the Lomographic realm would really prefer to meet fellow hip-shooters offline and talk about films and cameras; share tips and whatnots over a mug of beer!
Name: Aurelio Laloni
Location: Osimo, Italy
Number of years as a Lomographer: Since July 1997
Number of years in the Community: 10 years
Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community.
In my hands I have the very great big book of the LC-A and after browsing a few pages, I saw ione of my photos printed on two pages! The irrefutable proof that I am a Lomographer! Oh, and every time I win a competition, you know, it’s not easy at all, even if take it for granted that you will be the winner, there is always someone with a better picture of yours. But when you make it .. Oh my! What a fantastic feeling!
Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends? If yes, name at least one of them.
A difficult question. I have a very high concept of friendship, and use this word in a context like that of the Internet leaves me a little doubtful. However, there are dozens of Lomographers I really like to meet. Some names? I can say mephisto19, vicuna, neja, artichekt, dakadev_pui, domyblue goonies or life_on_mars just to mention the first names that comes to my mind. I apologize to all the others I have not mentioned. I have 400 friends in my LomoHome and I really respect and love you all! Obviously we are talking about net meeting, however if we speak of physical meetings I must say that lately in my area, it is becoming a small beautiful community of new Lomographers. someone is already a big Lomo-star like weidong and his funny cat Ziggy or lomike and gibri or also drinkwater, I meet them often because they live in my own town or nearby.
Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?
Of course! Because it makes me feel so good!
What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?
No doubt, the Lomo LC-A. Why? Because it has everything I need to make a good photograph. Every time I use it, it gives me a memorable experience.
Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?
Yes, learn the rules and then break some. And be patient, good results have need of a little practice.
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