Continuing our installment of interviews with the Lubitel Lovers, here is what "Graefin":http://beta.lomography.com/homes/graefin had to say:
Continuing our installment of interviews with the Lubitel Lovers, here is what Graefin had to say:
1. How long have you been a Lomographer? How did you get into it?
My first encounter with Lomography was back in 2003 when I saw an Actionsampler in a small shop in Bristol (UK) where I was staying as an exchange student. It was über-expensive so I didn’t buy it! But I immediately researched where to get one in Germany because I felt that this was just my piece of cake – I always wanted to take pictures but I never had my own camera. Then, in summer 2003, I went to Berlin and bought my Actionsampler at the KaDeWe and from then on I just fell in love with Lomography! It was just like a fever. I managed to get hold of a Colorsplash camera next, then I bought an old LC-A, etc.
2. What do you most love about the Lubitel?
The focusing hood! Today people don’t know how to use such a camera. Whenever I take out my Lubitel there sure is at least one person approaching me and asking me how to use this camera. And this is just because of the focusing hood. They can’t imagine how to take picture with such a strange apparatus. Besides, I like to view the images mirror-inverted.
3. Describe the Lubitel in five words.
Reliable, easy to use, robust, experimental, old-fashioned
4. The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
Gosh, it always feels great when people approach me and ask what the hell I’m holding in my hands. It’s the small things that make me smile. One great encounter was when I went to a Fettes Brot (German hip-hop group) concert in Hamburg. Me and some other fans had a small meeting with the band and I brought my Holga with me. The others all had digital cams and I had to take 3 pictures of other fans with the band because my camera looked so weird.