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LomoAmigo Dosjotas Shoots with a Sprocket Rocket

Dosjotas is an extraordinary artist: the city is his canvas and creates thoughtful and interesting urban artworks on it. Let's see what he thinks about Lomography and what kind of images he captures with his Sprocket Rocket.

It’s hard to define Dosjotas with words. We think you should know his works as the better way to know something about this witty artist. Check out the gallery below and enjoy it:

Now you have seen how Dosjotas observes and intervenes in urban areas generating an interesting criticism and a social reflection, you got to see what does he captures trough his Sprocket Rocket’s lens and hear what he has to tell about his relation with Lomography.

First of all, how would you describe yourself in six words?

Social criticism, politics, urban development, and cultural.

What’s best about your job?

Possibly, the fact of intervene in urban areas, always from appropriationism and doing it in an illegal way, and seeing the city as a field of action and artistic intervention; never like a decorative way, but criticizing, giving something to reflect to passerbies.

And the worst?

Possibly the discretion of the interventions. Often these actions slip past but, thinking on it, is the basis of my work, infiltrating myself on the urban aesthetics to send messages.

What was it like for you shooting with the Sprocket Rocket by first time?

At first, I thought it was easy, but when I saw the results, it wasn’t.

What’s the most you like to photography and why?

Actually, my relationship with photography has always been to document my works at the street, like a necessity, as the art is ephemeral. There are some times that theses interventions just last a few hours, so that’s why photography it the best way to make them last.

If you could teleport yourself anywhere around the world right now with you camera and a bag full of films, which place it would be?

To Paris, May, 1968.

Any anecdote related to Lomography worth to be heared?

Possibly the anecdote has been for anyone who saw a guy shooting at strange signs and odd things on the street with an apparently toy camera.

Let’s finish as we started, how would you describe the Sprocket Rocket in three words?

An analogic camera.

Thank you very much for the interview and for your works, Dosjotas.

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written by lomographyembassyspain and translated by liquorice

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The original version of this article is written in: Spanish. It is also available in: Deutsch.