The Lomography Mixtape


Besides photography, what’s the greatest thing in the world to sweeten your day with and to retrieve memories of certain moments and events, no matter how long ago?
Almost needless to say: music of course!
Some tunes stick in our head forever, tons of lyrics congest precious capacities of our brain and bring back emotions, places, situations and smells within seconds.
Today, everyone has dozens of gigabytes of digital music files on their hard discs and music players, sorted by artist or in randomly generated playlists.
But there is still this weird lovable type of folk calling themselves “analogue lovers”, who prefer compiling music the “High Fidelity” way. That is corresponding to shoot on film, recording on good old analogue tape with two sides and all tangled-up instead of burning CDs, swapping sticks or zip files.

A mixtape for all analogue lovers:

Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
Stereophonics – Local Boy In The Photograph
Editors – Camera
Good Shoes – The Photos On My Wall
The Lucksmiths – Camera-Shy
Eagle*Seagull – Photograph
Charlotte Hatherley – I Am A Kamera
I Like Where I Live – You Took Photographs
Belle & Sebastian – Photo Jenny
Tilly & The Wall – Pictures of Houses
Breathe Owl Preathe – Photos Upon Pianos
Camera Obscura – Eighties Fan
Death Cab For Cutie – Photobooth
Air – Photograph
Circulatory System – Days To Come (In Photographs)
Ludes – Photo Girl
Hansen Band – Kamera
Fotos – Fotos
Ryan Adams – Burning Photographs
Kevin Devine – Fingerprints And Photographs
R.E.M. – Camera/Bad Day
Hillary And The Diamonds – I Wish That I’d Taken More Photographs
Nina Hagen – Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen

Dear lomographers, can you think of more? I’m sure there are plenty more out there…

written by fakingsleep on 2010-11-07


  1. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    You're completely right, Lomo and music fit perfectly together! And I love your lomomixtape :)

  2. zenline
    zenline ·

    Very good mixtape :))
    I absolutely agree with you, I can't live without the lomography and without the music, for me 2 are inseparable !
    I allow to add :
    - Local Natives - camera Talk
    - Joshua Radin - These Photographs
    - Clare & The Reasons - Photograph
    - Ola Podrida : Photo Booth
    - Yodelice : Picture Perfect

  3. floting
    floting ·

    - Sarsaparilla - Photographer

  4. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    Muff Potter - Fotoautomat
    Snow Patrol - Please just take these Photos from my Hands
    Goldrush - Same Picture

  5. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    Allo Darlin - The Polaroid Song
    Weezer - Photograph
    Death Cab For Cutie - Pictures In An Exhibition
    Morrissey - The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
    Billy Corgan - The Camera Eye
    Stereophonics - Local Boy In The Photograph
    Depeche Mode - A Photograph Of You
    The Cure - Pictures Of You
    Blondie - Picture This
    Jack Johnson – Pictures Of People Taking Pictures
    Small Black - Photojournalist
    The Hidden Cameras - In The NA
    Paul Simon - Kodachrome
    Duran Duran - Girls On Film
    Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men