For someone who teaches kids for a living, it is quite natural for this guy to be a storyteller. Endless imaginations curated in his mind are a natural flow for his everyday activities!
With this wonderful job he applies his amazing storytelling through analogue photography and film making. Solid and lovely evidences could be seen through his LomoKino movies!
Get to know more about Noe as he is this week’s Community LomoKino LomoAmigo!
Full Name: Noé Arteaga
Lomography Username: noe_arteaga
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?
Hello! My name is Noé, an Angeleno with far too much time on his hands and not enough film. I currently work for the literacy center of the Public Library here in LA where primarily tutor young kids to help improve their reading level. I try to make it fun for my kids and that’s a philosophy I try to apply to everything I do: teach, create, shoot, but always have fun! I find that when you have more fun shooting, your photos (and movies!) really represent that feeling.
How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?
I’ve been a Lomographer for a bit over two years. Originally, I was a silk-screener. Creating a screen is a photographic process as well. You need a screen coated with emulsion, a negative, and exposure. I wanted to create a screen with some photos I took. That prompted me to purchase my first Diana F+, and here we are today!
Describe the LomoKino in five words.
Narrator of the Analogue Future.
How did you like shooting with the LomoKino?
You know that warm feeling you get when you press the shutter button on the LC-A+ and feel it “click?” That’s the LomoKino, but the “clicking” feels endless! I feel that anything you create with the LomoKino is magic. The way 144 images create a single visual representation is astounding!
What or who has inspired you to purchase and use the LomoKino?
Moving pictures create a narrative unlike a single shot. I’ve always fancied myself a story teller and the LomoKino allowed me to start creating short stories with the film aesthetic I love.
Any funny or strange encounters you’ve had with it?
The first movie I shot with the LomoKino was in Los Angeles Union Station. I set up the LomoKino on a tripod and began clicking away. While on the train platform, one of the station workers confused me for an environmental assessor (he thought I was measuring pollution levels)! “No, sir, I’m just filming the train pull in!”
If you could shoot any person alive or dead (or imaginary) with your LomoKino, who would it be and why?
I would love to go back to the 1960’s New York City and shoot Edie Sedgwick. Her movements have a Rock-n-Roll elegance that is unmatched. The way she poses, dances, even the way she holds a cigarette is captivating. Her smooth moves with punctuated syncopation would translate into the perfect video portrait!
Kindly share to us any LomoKino movie you love the most.
Easily, my favorite LomoKino short film is “Ghost on the Beach” by the Great Satomi. Very simply, it tells a story, but when you watch it, you really feel she narrates it for you. This film is also exemplary of the many capabilities of the LomoKino. The use of stop-motion when the arrows are drawn in the sand is effortless. The fluidity of the changing scenes is serene. The close-ups are clear and superb. Watching the waves crash on the shore takes you to a different world. Satomi really set the bar high with her unparalleled control of the LomoKino and mastery of all this camera’s capabilities.
Any future plans with your LomoKino? More shoots or a full-length film perhaps?
Now that you ask, yes! I’ve been watching a lot of old films lately and I’m trying to master linear editing with LomoKino film strips! (I’ve already said too much!! Sit tight for my next feature, though!!)
Your advice to future LomoKino users.
When starting out, take it one “click” at a time. The first day with my LomoKino, I couldn’t load the film properly and ruined several good rolls of film! Be patient at first. When you load a new roll, make sure it’s advancing by giving your LomoKino a crank or two. Once you’re set, Let Loose (Prophecy of the Analogue Future No. 7) and see what movements you capture! Can’t wait to see your movies!
Check out more LomoKino films from Noe
Have something to say about your LomoKino? Are you passionate about making analogue films? Then it’s your turn to be our next LomoKino LomoAmigo! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to know how!
Enter a new analogue dimension with the LomoKino. Lomography’s own 35mm analogue movie camera allows you to capture action and immortalize your story on film! Shoot 144 frames on any 35mm film and create your own cinematic masterpieces. Want to watch your movie the old-school way? We also offer the LomoKino and LomoKinoscope package!