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Lomography Orca 110 Review by Shima 11

Shima 11, a prolific contemporary photographer based in Hong Kong, dug out his 110 cameras and ran a test shoot with the Orca 110 film! Check out the fabulous photos and interview below, and stay tuned – more 110 photos will be coming from several other contemporary photographers in Hong Kong!

Name: Shima 11
Profession: Contemporary Photographer
LomoHome: shima11
Personal site: www.flickr.com/photos/shima11
Location: Hong Kong, China

1. Describe yourself in one sentence
A photographer whose soul is distilled by the meditative quality of photography.

2. What do you think of the Lomography Orca 110
At first I thought that it would be very difficult to tame this film, surprisingly the result is really fine and delicate with reasonably good contrast.

3. How is 110 different from the 8×10 format that you’re accustomed to? Do you shoot with a different angle?
Nobuyoshi Araki once said that changing your camera is the best way to change your photography style. Accustomed to the large format cameras, I feel being back to the period when cameras could be picked up easily. Besides the technicality, 8×10 and 110 are not so different if you shoot with the same passion and mindset.

4. What kind of topics do you think 110 is best suited for? And why?
110 film is of course best for portrait because it’s so small and light and can be used in any situation.

5. What 110 cameras did you use for this test roll? What do you like about it?
I used the Pentax Auto 110, a long forgotten but classic camera. This camera brings back a lot of memories because I went through a lot with this in my youth. These memories are brought back because now 110 film is being revived.

6. If you can give a bag of Lomography Orca 110 films to a photographer (living or dead), who would you give it to?
Haha, I think Terry Richardson! The portability of this film should suit him very much

7. Can you share some tips with us of what to watch out for when using the Orca 110 film?
Because of the ISO 100, I suggest to always shoot under bright daylight outdoor. As for indoors, it’s best to always use a flash shooting at about 1 meter away from your subject!

We’re bringing back the 110 format from the grave with “Lomography Orca 110 B&W Film”: http://shop.lomography.com/films/lomography-film/lomography-110 ! Pair the Orca with Lomography’s line of Fisheye Baby cameras and celebrate because 110 is here again!

written by edwinchau and translated by tattso

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