Barryrichards studied graphic design, and learned the skills of analogue photography as part of his studies. He now works as a Web Designer, and has re-found his love of long exposures with the LC-A. Check out his photos here...
Name: Barry Richards
Where I Live: Cardiff
Dayjob: Web Design & Development
How long have you been a Lomographer?
Since Jan 2003, though I only sorted out my LomoHome this year; which is very tardy of me. My first Lomo Camera was an original LC-A.
What’s in your kit bag?
I’ve acquired a decent selection of Lomo cameras: LC-A, LC-A+, Fisheye, Super Sampler, Diana Mini (I swear my sister and I used to play with a full size Diana as kids). I don’t have a kit bag. One of the things I love about the LC-A+ is that I can fit in my jeans’ pocket. At night, the LC-A+ is accompanied by a cable release and a Gorilla Pod Original tripod. The Gorilla Pod is a fantastically versatile tripod, which, again, fits in my pocket and allows me to use all manner of surfaces and objects for long exposures that an ordinary tripod couldn’t cope with.
In my own words….
As a child I had various 35mm instant and SLR cameras, and later did studio photography as part of my Graphic Design degree. So I’ve always enjoyed taking photos. After finishing my degree I fell out of the photographic habit for a few years (partly due to my Praktika SLR breaking), but then I discovered the LC-A. I think it was its low-light ability that hooked me. During my degree I did an outdoor, night time shoot at a local cinema with my SLR. I’d persuaded the manager to change the backlit ‘Now showing:’ board to words of my choosing for a poster. I really liked the images the long exposures made. Once I got the LC-A I started experimenting in low-light conditions.
Just recently I decided to collect all my night time shots together for a new blog on Tumblr: Anheliography – the world, artificially lit. Anheliography is any photo taken in the absence of sunlight, so at night, or where sunlight can’t penetrate, such as in Underground and Metro systems. I’ll be posting a few shots each week. You can find the blog here. Or follow the supporting Twitter account: @anheliography.