Carlota Nonnumquam, aka carlota_nonnumquam, hails from Lisbon, Portugal and is one of Lomography Magazine's new regular writers. Know more about her upcoming series, featuring what's crackle and pop is to vinyl records as light leak and noise is to film photography, after the break!
Ever since I was a very little girl I’ve been addicted to music and art. It started with The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppin’s and all the Disney classics that where filled with songs. When I was about 5 years old I would play those movies over and over again on my VHS tape recorder while making drawings, little comic books, and various 3D objects out of paper, scissors, duct tape and coloring pens and pencils.
It is only natural that about 20 years later I am now a graphic designer with a huge passion for anything related to graphic design for music (album covers, packaging, posters etc). Being a lover of all things analogue aswell it is not difficult to guess that I am absolutely addicted to vinyl records. I love 12" vinyl records, 7", colored, transparent, shaped, picture discs, there is such a wide variety of them!
My collection of vinyl records are my pride and joy… along with my analogue cameras!
I’ve always really loved photography but hadn’t tried it myself for fear of not being good enough. However with lomography and by embracing the 10 golden rules I have found a way of finally getting into photography with a lot more freedom, without feeling self-conscious and without being afraid of making mistakes, and I’m loving it! I’m still new to analogue photography but I am already as addicted to it as I am to music and my lovely vinyl records!
Therefore, and because I’ve always loved writting I’ve decided to merge all these interests of mine together and I’m starting a series called Crackle And Pop. The title is dedicated to that wonderful crackling and popping sound old vinyl records make, if you are a vinyl record lover you know what I mean! Because I am crazy about the ‘80s and ’80s music, most my vinyl records are second hand 80’s vinyl records which means they have alot of crackle and pop. For me those crackling and popping sounds of used and slightly damaged vinyl records are alot like the noise you get from some expired films or the light leaks you get from cameras that aren’t well sealed: yes they are flaws, but they make photos so much more interesting and beautiful.
My weekly series will be all about vinyl records, vinyl records and photography, vinyl records and graphic design, and any analogue vinyl record related themes! Also, I want the lomographic community to be involved with my articles so I will be starting some community photography projects related to vinyl records and/or competitions which I’d really love all the readers to be a part of!
I hope you like my upcoming series and I will be looking forward to all your suggestions and feedback!
The international Magazine team of Lomography is currently looking for dedicated writers who are interested in contributing articles (to any section) on a regular basis. Eager and interested? Read this call-out article and we’ll be waiting for your emails!