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Holiday LomoAmigo: Suizidekid

This Holiday LomoAmigo is someone who resides in a very cold but beautiful city in this universe. Too beautiful that the Christmas spirit can be instantly felt.

A Lomographer who takes analogue photography as something he does to get away from all the digitalism this world can give — a breather he is passionate and crazy about! And as he is our Holiday LomoAmigo just a few days before Christmas, let us say hello and welcome ourselves to Lomographer, suizidekid

Photo by suizidekid

Name: Axel Gülcher
LomoHome: suizidekid
Location: Vienna, Austria

Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are your interests?

I work at a photo agency in Vienna where I edit photos in Lightroom and Photoshop. I mostly edit football photos but there are lots of other stuff, too. Working there helps me get better with shooting because I get a lot of useful tips and tricks from my boss. My boss loves old cameras too and has a lot of them. He has no time to shoot with all his old cameras so he let me borrow his LC-A, Horizon 202, and a Rolleicord. One of the reasons why I really love to shoot analogue for myself is that I work and spend so much time with digital photos all day.

How long have you been a Lomographer and how did you find out about the Community?

I got a Diana F+ with a 35mm back from my little brother for Christmas two years ago. For years before that, I was shooting just with my DSLR. I didn’t have much experience with a film camera before getting the Diana F+ so as expected, I had some problems with it at first. I wasn’t pleased with my first results. Then I realized that these Lomo cameras love the sun and with me living in Vienna, the sun rarely shows up during wintertime. But when the first sunny days of spring arrived, the fun begun! And to make the story short, I got addicted right away and bought more cameras and films and joined the Community.

What are your plans for the holidays?

I hope I can shoot some nice photos because now I hardly have time because of work. Plus with the season it gets dark so early. It gets really depressing at times. Aside from that I will spend some time with my family. At the moment I don’t have plans to go on a journey.

Any New Year’s resolutions for 2013?

No I don’t really have one. But I want to get better as a Lomographer and a photographer and of course I want to shoot some more awesome photos.

If you could recommend one movie and one song to everyone, what would they be?

Puh! that’s a really hard one!

Down by Law by Jim Jarmusch

Leonard Cohen – Dress Rehearsal Rag

What’s your favourite analogue camera to shoot with? Why?

That’s a difficult question to answer! It depends. I really love my Mamiya 450 1000s but it is so heavy that I take it with me only when I have planned what to shoot. The LC-A+ is the camera I always have with me. It is really great and easy to carry. I also love the Sprocket Rocket but you have to know how and when to use it. It is not good for everything. And I love my Nikon FE2. I think these are my favourite cameras at the moment.

What’s the next camera you’d like to get your hands on?

I think it will be the new Lomography Belair X 6-12! I don’t plan to buy another camera ’til January but you never know.

What’s your favourite memory from this year?

I was checking Ebay for months because I wanted to buy a Mamiya 645. One day there was one available with a nice price plus the seller was a camera store who gave me one-year warranty. So I bought it and waited everyday for the postman to come and bring me my new camera. When it finally arrived I went out and shot a test-roll but I noticed something was not working so I got really angry but I didn’t want to send it back. After some time I realized that the lens is not releasing the aperture. I got to fix it myself and from then on, I have loved my Mamiya.

And now for the toughest question – What’s been your favorite photo from the past year? Why?

Photo by suizidekid

The Old Danube is just 15 minutes away from my house and for me it is an important place. That photo, for me, stands out among all the good photos I made at the Old Danube this year. It is clearly the best. I met a lot of friends there, showed it to some new ones, and for some times I was there alone, sitting by the water and waiting for the sunset and the right moment to shoot something like that photo.

Any holiday shout-outs or tips for your fellow Lomographers?

Just go out and shoot, try out new things, make some awesome photos and have a nice holiday !

written by mayeemayee

25 comments

  1. sobetion

    sobetion

    @suizidekid Great!!!!

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  2. moodification

    moodification

    @suizidekid: Glückwunsch, schönes Interview!

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  3. suizidekid

    suizidekid

    @sobetion thanks a lot :) @moodification danke :)

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  4. atria007

    atria007

    @suizidekid great!!! and i think that ure surname was foley hahhaah =P

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  5. peropero

    peropero

    awesome interview and photographer! :D

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  6. marta1901

    marta1901

    @suizidekid very happy that I got to know this great photographer/friend :)

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  7. suizidekid

    suizidekid

    @atria007 no it is the name of Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop, and I just used it cause I did not want my real name on Facebook :) hehe
    @peropero thanks :)
    @marta1901 ;)

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  8. atria007

    atria007

    @suizidekid hahahaha ok ok now i start to call u Eddie =P hahahahah im kidding =P

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  9. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Nice!

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  10. grazie

    grazie

    @suizidekid great interview and so happy for you! You are truly inspiring and a great friend. Love that movie and the song. Great for Christmas hehe just kidding :D

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  11. mapix

    mapix

    Glückwunsch!!!

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  12. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @suizidekid congraaats! :D I simply love your redscales!

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  13. realrampage

    realrampage

    Holaaaa Amigoooooooo @suizidekid nice itw

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  14. he-mo

    he-mo

    @suizidekid Mach weiter so!!!

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  15. stouf

    stouf

    @suizidekid Bravo!

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  16. vicuna

    vicuna

    congrats @suizidekid! :)

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  17. mayeemayee

    mayeemayee

    Thanks for this one, Axel! @suizidekid :)

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  18. ripsta

    ripsta

    helo amigo! congrats and nice set of picture @suizidekid

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  19. suizidekid

    suizidekid

    @mayeemayee no, thank you :)

    @clownshoes @ripsta @stouf @realrampage @adi_totp @grazie thanks a lot

    @vicuna @mapix @he-mo vielen Dank :)

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  20. frau_wo

    frau_wo

    glückwunsch. fein fein. "i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream...!" ;)

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  21. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Great article. @suizdekid is a consistently amazing photographer!!

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  22. af-capture

    af-capture

    @suizdekid very nice article!!!

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  23. kibs

    kibs

    Excellent article! :)

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  24. japsix

    japsix

    @suizdekid great article!! <3

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  25. richteamedia360

    richteamedia360

    Such beautiful photography, a great sense of your environment. Awesome
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