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10 Days of Lomo LC-A Celebration with Vicuna

What an awesome Lomo LC-A anniversary year 2009 has been and it’s not over yet! As a special community treat we have an awesome line up of interviews day after day until the big one. First off the bat is Stéphane Heinz, aka Vicuna, telling us why you should pick up a Lomo LC-A+!

What an awesome Lomo LC-A anniversary year 2009 has been and it’s not over yet! As a special community treat we have an awesome line up of interviews day after day until the big one. First off the bat is Stéphane Heinz, aka Vicuna, telling us why you should pick up a Lomo LC-A+!

1. When did you get your first Lomo LC-A or Lomo LC-A+?
I got my first Lomo LC-A at the beginning of the year 2007. My friend jazzgohan told me he had a 1986 vintage LC-A to sell for a good price and as I absolutely wanted one I bought it! :) And shortly after that I also had the chance to become a happy owner of a brand new LC-A+ :))

2. Tell us your greatest Lomographic experience with your LC-A or LC-A+ camera?
Well, as my LC-A /LC-A+ is always with me, all my lomographic adventures are documented with it… but my best experience with this camera was when I spent some time in Burkina Faso, in Africa at the end of 2008. The kids I met there were so fascinated by this little camera that they always wanted to be photgraphed! And that allowed me to make some great portraits of these kids. And in general, what I really like is that the LC-A is so small that the people aren’t impressed by it and that you can very easily take pictures/portrait of them.

3. Which of the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography most applies to your shooting style and why?
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Rule n°10 “Don’t worry about any rule”… because for me Lomography is all about freedom and creativity and I think there’s no rule for that…

4. How would your life be different if you’d never discovered the LC-A or LC-A+?
Totally different!!! If I never had discovered LC-A my whole photographic life (and life at all?) would be something else and I presume very boring and without creativity!! I can’t imagine my life without the world of colors and the fascinating eye of LC-A! :)

5. Here’s the scene: your somewhere in the world with your LC-A+, a sack of your favorite film, and your best friend in the whole world… where are you and why?
Well, if you had asked me at the beginning of 2009, my answer would have been French Polynesia, because I dreamed of this place for a very long time… and now the dream became reality because I really live in French Polynesia since August 2009!

So, if I had to choose another place today where I’d like to be, it would surely be New York, as this city fascinates me too…. The life and energy I can feel in all the lomographic pictures I see of New York is really something strong and I’d like to experience this city for real one day…

6. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about getting an LC-A+ and is still a bit hesitant?
The only advice I can give to someone about getting the LC-A+ is just to buy one without hesitation, because he can’t realize how powerful this camera can be until he’ll shoot with it, and once in his hands the LC-A addiction will be effectcive! And I’ll tell him that buying a LC-A+ is the thing he will never regret, as this camera will be the best companion and witness of his whole life!

written by shhquiet

16 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    amazing gallery!!!!!!

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    Aaah Vicuna !!! Another GREAT LCA MASTER !!!... Perfect shots ! And I'm getting very curious about who will be the last 'one'...

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  3. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    I´m agree with stouf ...
    Two great Lomographers !!! Congrats !!!
    The next will be ... ¿stouf?

    ;)))

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    @jaalvarez Ahaha thanks a lot ! But I don't have a LCA Ahahaaa !

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  5. vicuna

    vicuna

    thanks a lot for the interview LSi and thanks to you @mephisto19, @stouf and @jaalvarez! :))

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  6. disdis

    disdis

    An inspiration for everyone that loves the LC-A!

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  7. rater

    rater

    Great names in this series of interviews! I am always impressed at the quality and number of Vicunas locations, a real inspiration for those who have a LC-A or any other camera!

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  8. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    master vicuna!

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  9. satomi

    satomi

    great great great interview with wonderful shots! (and I specially love #7!) yeah, who will be next? I was actually thinking stouf, too, but then he said he doesn't have LC-A...hmmm?

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  10. panelomo

    panelomo

    someone give @stouf an LC-A!

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  11. azurblue

    azurblue

    Great interview and great lomographer ! Viva Vicuna ! It's always a pleasure to look at your pics.

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  12. dogma

    dogma

    Amazing gallery! congrats!

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  13. boredbone

    boredbone

    cool interview and a great gallery. congrats! lc-a is the coolest.

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  14. takezzo

    takezzo

    congrats vicuna, you're my hero!!!

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  15. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    my personal OBI-WAN KENOBI

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  16. stoonja

    stoonja

    cool interview, great gallery !!!!
    Congrats Stephane !!

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