Hailing from Vienna, our Newcomer of the Week is into bouldering, a form of rock climbing done without the aid of harness or rope. His fondness for such an extreme hobby is also reflected in his gallery of brilliant lomographs. Meet Chris, or thevisualist in the Lomo-Community, our Newcomer of the Week!
Please tell us a little something about yourself.
I’m a Vienna-based architecture student who loves photography. I got my first camera, an analogue one, at the age of seven. I’m also interested in art, music, and travelling. I love climbing especially bouldering and going out with friends.
How did you find the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
Back in 2011, I stumbled upon the Lomography website on the internet while trying to learn about caffenol development. Now, I decided to join the community.
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your life?
Don’t worry about any rules.
In this digital age, why still film?
After years of digital photography I thought analogue is dead until I read about caffenol developing. I just had to try it. So, I pulled out my 1980s SLR camera and started shooting and developing with coffee. Since that day, I’m infected… again!
Your favorite analogue camera as of the moment? Why?
The Lomo LC-A which I bought in Vienna earlier this year. It waited for almost 18 years on its unopened, original box. The packaging’s date is March 1996! :)
What is the Lomographic camera you’d want to have someday?
I’m really interested to have a Spinner 360 camera!
Any song or movie you live by?
And the Livin’ is Easy by GUTS
Share your current favorite Lomograph, could be yours or a friend’s. Why?
My current favourite Lomographer is zark. I like his work because it isn’t just your typical lomo.
What are you looking forward to in our Community?
I want to learn about creative photography techniques and get to know other people who share the same passion.