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Newcomer of the Week: -polka

He regards Lomography as a perfect complement to his day job as a nurse. So everyday, with the 10 Rules of Lomography in mind, he tries to experiment and shoot from the hip. Here's our Newcomer of the Week, Denis Seigle or -polka!

Denis Seigle aka polka-

Name: Denis Seigle
LomoHome: polka-
Location: Lyon, France

Please tell us something about yourself.

I am a nurse. Thanks to the contrast, colors, and warmth of lomographs, I forget the white and cold atmosphere of the hospital. My job does not tolerate any improvisation but with lomography, risk-taking is a constant. I appreciate this contrast between these two parts of my life. I have a Peter Pan syndrome and my friends say that Lomography is not a good medicine for me and I don’t understand why.

How did you find the Community and who/what convinced you to join?

I bought my first lomography camera which is a La Sardina 8Ball in the library-gallery DATTA in Lyon, The store manager ordered some films for me by logging into the website of Lomography. I suddenly discovered that there was a large community of people fascinated by this creative lifestyle. On his computer, I saw some pictures and I was amazed!

As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?

My favorite rule is Rule #4: “Try the shot from the hip.” This is my leitmotif every day.

Rule #5 (Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible) is a real challenge for me because it is against my personality. I am too shy. Applying this rule however is a good exercise for my behavioral therapy!

In this digital age, why still film?

I don’t really like the steps of the digital camera: press the button, look at the LCD screen… and delete! Soon made​​, soon forgotten… Learn to be patient and give up all control are some virtues of Lomography!

Your favorite analogue camera as of the moment ? Why?

I can not go out without my LC-A! The LC-A camera is really the cornerstone of the Lomographic movement. When I put it in my backpack, it’s the whole history of Lomography that accompany me.

What is the Lomography camera you’d want to have someday?

Without hesitation, the LC-Wide camera! The 17mm ultra-wide Lens takes stunning wide-angle photos. The wide angle effect creates a unique ambiance on the photos.

Any song or move you live by?

The film Into the wild was a shock to me. It is a journey unfortunately tragic but lived mindfully. Lomography is also a journey with the same sense of freedom, a search for simple things far from the complexity of the world.

Share you current favorite Lomograph, could be yours or a friend’s. Why?

Pictures of litleandi taken with the LC-Wide are fabulous! The colors and compositions are great. On his Lomohome, there are no superfluous pictures. Each photo seems to convey a story. It is very inspiring!

What are you looking forward to in our Community?

Tipster is my favorite section of the magazine. First, I look for shared experiences: sharing a bit of photographic technique, cultures and ways of life in our global community. The experience of others allows me to find, little by little, my own style.

written by icequeenubia

1 comment

  1. ksears119

    ksears119

    @polka- congratulations, your photographs are an inspiration for a new Lomographer!

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