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From Russia with Love: Motorama Shoots with the La Sardina Splendour

I don't know many bands from Russia but one that I've been admiring for years is Motorama from Rostov-on-Don. With catchy tunes and adorable videos, they took my heart by storm and that of fans from all over the world. Because of their Russian origin, Motorama is of course familiar with Lomo products. Reason enough to let them become our latest LomoAmigos! Enjoy the interview with singer Vlad and check out their B&W photos, taken with a La Sardina Splendour.

Hey Vlad! Please introduce yourself and Motorama to the Lomography community.

I play guitar and sing in Motorama band, we are from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

How would you describe your music?

We play pop music with guitars, keys and drums.

‘Wind In Her Hair’ got featured in one of our Petzval videos from 2013.

As you are from Russia you are probably already familiar with Lomo cameras. Am I right?

Yes, I have a classic Soviet Lomo Compact Camera.

Last year you had the chance to test our La Sardina Splendour camera. How did you like shooting with it?

It’s nice, very good camera.

Do you have any advice for La Sardina Newbies? What should someone who has no experience with the camera keep in mind?

Check some videos on YouTube if you have no idea how to use such cams and I think that’s all.

You took the camera with you on tour through Europe, South America and Russia. What did you take photos of? Please tell us more about your trip and the pictures you’ve taken.

Almost everything, parties, friends, nature, dogs, cars, walls. Any member of the band can use the cam and take a picture. Some pics were taken in Rostov-on-Don in our home studio and some during our Germany/Switzerland 2014 tour.

The La Sardina is a funny looking camera. Did people ask you about it?

Sometimes people think it’s a toy.

You’re also shooting with other analogue cameras. Which ones are your favorites?

Yashica T5, Olympus Mju 2 and Yashica MF-2.

What’s next for you guys? Any upcoming shows, music etc.?

We are recording a new album. Gonna play Pantiero Festival in Cannes in August.

Thanks for the interview!

Learn more about Motorama by checking out its website., Follow Motorama on Facebook and Twitter.

With its hammered metal finish and matching retro-style Fritz the Blitz Flash, the La Sardina Splendour will surely bring you back to the earliest days of street photography! This is the perfect camera to start your 35mm wide-angle adventures. It’s available in our online shop or in Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide.

written by zonderbar

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