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The Chakras of Colorsplashing

For over five years, Lomographic photographers (aka “Lomographers”) have been aiming the lenses of their small Colorsplash cameras and firing a colored flash burst at any and every given opportunity. So much so, that you can call this act of “Colorsplashing” a true artistic mass-movement for film photography! But this begs an important question: where does the motivation and inspiration for all of this color-drenched hyperactivity stem from?

For over five years, Lomographic photographers (aka “Lomographers”) have been aiming the lenses of their small Colorsplash cameras and firing a colored flash burst at any and every given opportunity. So much so, that you can call this act of “Colorsplashing” a true artistic mass-movement for film photography! But this begs an important question: where does the motivation and inspiration for all of this color-drenched hyperactivity stem from?

The Lomographic Society & Staple Design have teamed up to find out. Over the course of the past year, we’ve collected images, bits of research, personal testimonials, ancient truths, and wholly unscientific tidbits to discover and catalog the “Chakras of Colorsplashing” – intense spiritual forces and behavioral motivations that power the stunning creativity and fairly shutter-obsessive nature of Colorsplash photographers.

THEY ARE:

Purple Colorsplash Chakra :
Peace, tranquility, and closeness
Blue Colorsplash Chakra :
Music, nightlife, parties, and gatherings
Green Colorsplash Chakra:
Nature, Life, and Animals
Yellow Colorsplash Chakra:
Activities, diversions, and sports
Orange Colorsplash Chakra:
Consumption, eating, buying, and collecting
Red Colorsplash Images:
Sex, Passion, Love, and Strength
Multicolor Colorsplash Images:
Don’t Care About any Rules

To commemorate this globe-spanning project, we are thrilled to present the following two products (packaged together in perfect harmony):

The Chakra Limited Edition Colorsplash Camera

This sleek Lomographic camera will re-cast your world with a gorgeous riot of color. Its patented colorwheel system puts several tinted flash filters at your finger tips for instant selection; with an additional 9 filters included to exchange. Just select your color, put it in front of your flash, and fire a burst of colored light at your subject! Long exposure capability creates dreamy streaked backgrounds behind crisp, color-flashed foregrounds.

This special limited edition has been customized by Staple Design with a rubberized surface and Staple’s signature pigeon graphics. Inspired by the ubiquitous bird of New York City (and countless other urban locales), this special edition is outfitted in a slick grey & red color scheme. It uses regular 35mm film that can be developed anywhere.

http://shop.lomography.com/go/?where=shop&pro=cec

The Colorsplash Chakras photography book

Designed by Staple and published by Lomography, this 384-page hardcover edition details the philosophy and story of the Colorsplash Chakra project. Years of research, thousands of film rolls, and millions of tiny shutter clacks laid the groundwork for this powerful book. Over 2000 images – sorted by colors & Colorsplash Chakra themes were selected and published from an ultra-talented pool of 107 Lomographers from across the globe.

http://shop.lomography.com/go/?where=shop&pro=ccb

Eleven commissioned professional photographers complemented this massive community effort with their own galleries – shot expressly for this book. This elite group consisted of professional photographers, seasoned Lomographers, and hard-core creative types from around the world, and included:

  • Adam Scott (www.adamscottphotography.com)
  • Atsuko Tanaka (www.atsukotanaka.com)
  • Boogie (www.artcoup.com)
  • Brian Milo (www.brianmilo.com)
  • Kareem Black (www.kareemblack.com)
  • Kreg Holt (www.kregholt.com)
  • Maureen Hufnagel (www.lomohomes.com/morina)
  • Michael Wong (www.michaelwongphotography.com)
  • Nick Rhodes (www.nickydigital.com)
  • Wei-I Lee (www.flickr.com/photos/leeweii)
  • Yasumasa Yonehara (http://cexwork.com/)

http://www.lomography.com/colorsplashchakra

written by pan_dre

9 comments

  1. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    one of my shots made it to the box of the colorsplash camera!! cant wait to pick up both tonight at the release party!

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  2. saviorjosh

    saviorjosh

    the package looks so cool.
    LSI, you never cease to amaze me! thanks!

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  3. cyanwater

    cyanwater

    Can't wait to get the book!

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  4. superlighter

    superlighter

    yeah...I'm in a red mood!!!

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  5. weirdo

    my pic is in the book ; ) many many thanks mr.wolfgang
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  6. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i just ordered mine, so in a few days....

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  7. reinertlee

    reinertlee

    Oh yeah! I saw my Mr. Robocop in da book! Too bad, the party is too far away from here :( Have fun babies!

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  8. atari_fear

    atari_fear

    love this book..
    so colourfull~
    i want to buy that camera~

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  9. fejao

    fejao

    I have to ordered mine soon as I get a free time

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