Guys who wear gas masks are cool enough to be Lomographed, says our Amigo Maya_Newman. Get to see her different impressions round and about London with shots she did with the Lomo LC-A+!
For Malka Spigel AKA maya_newman her love story with Lomography began with watching a BBC Documentary – and it all went uphill from there! Browse through some snippets of her analogue-filled life and read on!
REAL NAME Maya (Malka) Newman (Spigel)
How long have you been a Lomographer?
MN: I had my LOMO LC-A from the beginning of 2003, I bought it after seeing the BBC documentary about Lomography.
Describe the LC-A+ in five words.
MN: The LOMO LCA+ is, magical…full of character…mutant…..beautiful….my friend.
The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
MN: Can’t say one, every time I go out with my camera is an adventure, I remember being out in the south bank in London and there was some kind of protest going against some oil company, the guys protesting were wearing gas masks and looked really cool, I didn’t care being in the middle of it, all I could think of was I have to get some pictures, I got some great images of the protesters and the police :)
If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).
- We Have All the Time In The World – My Bloody Valentine.
- Day Van Cowboy – Boards Of Canada.
- Green – Dandy Warhol.
Digital or Analog? Why?
MN: Analog, every time!!! Looks cool, has character, exciting!!
If you could be anywhere, doing anything, right now – where would it be and what would you do?
MN: I will be in Tokyo, taking photos!!
The absolute best restaurant in your town – something authentic, delicious, and not too pricey. Name & address please.
MN: Hummus Bros, as good as the best hummus you would get in the middle east!! And cheap!! 88 Wardour st W1 London
Things about the LC-A+ that you love & adore.
MN: The LOMO LC-A+ makes me feel secure, I love having it in my pocket, I feel I can do anything or go anywhere, it’s like a shield against the world :) it’s very reliable, I had very little problems with it over the years, at the same time always surprising, you never know if you are going to get that amazing vignette effect or how it’s going to react to the conditions you are shooting under..
Your advice to future LC-A+ Lomographers.
MN: Always have it with you, the LOMO LC-A+ will become your best friend, just shoot and shoot! You will get the ‘feel’ for it, the LOMO LC-A+ will never stop to surprise you..make sure you always have it wind up so you are ready for the next shot, it’s just endless fun and adventure!