Lomo Safari


After a month teaching photography for teenagers my old man always finished his course with a Safari. The idea was quite simples but lots of joy. All students had to do an urban Safari after 9 subjects – a 36 exp roll makes at least 4 photos each. After taking all photos my dad helped the kids curating their own photos and presenting them to the class. It didn’t matter what camera, film, technique you were using but, how did you expressed yourself, because, the most important thing was that all 9 subjects had to be shot on the very same roll.

It was back in 1984 and I was just 5, but I remember trying a little of that.
Now we’re a lovely bunch of film lovers society and I’m here back to invite you to do the same, let’s prepare our weapons and do some hunting.

Here are 9 subjects I’m proposing for this first Lomo Safari

1 – A chair
A classic one. If you neve tried, here is your chance.

2 – Love
Is there anything else to say about it?

3 – A street sign
We all love them

4 – Red
In my opinion London is red, that’s why I’m choosing it

5 – A stranger
Go on, it’s one of the golden rules

6 – Your feet
An awful cliche that you all do. But how to stand out on a flood of feet photos?

7 – Some on from your family
Show us a little bit of yourself

8 – The smell of coffee
I rather beer, but maybe coffe we’ll see something different with coffee

9 – You
Not your self-portrait, but you. Think

I’m really looking forward to see your album.
And remember JUST 9 PHOTOS

Have all a good hunt.

written by ghidini on 2012-09-15


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    do you want us to shoot new pics or can we make a selection of old pics matching to each theme?

  2. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @vicuna We're supposed to shoot all new, that's the idea, load your camera and go hunting.

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    ok, let's do it! :)

  4. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    nice... i will try it but am too occupied with other things :(((

  5. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    Good idea! I'll try to take up the challenge! :)

  6. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    sounds fun. i´m in but it´ll take some time for me i guess.

  7. ginnys
    ginnys ·

    great idea! i'm in!!! ;)

  8. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    this is a really nice idea! have you decided about the "deadline" yet? just to organize the work. anyway, i'm in!! and i also tell my friend @alessandropaso ! thanks again ghidini ;)

  9. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @ariannapaloma I know we're all busy with our jobs and other stuff on our cameras, no no worries about schedule, it should be fun, not a barden :-)

  10. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    I´m in!

  11. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    but, do we have to take 4 pictures of the same subject? if for example we are shooting a stranger, it has to be four pictures of the same stranegr or can we shoot 4 different strangers?

  12. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    I'm in! :D

  13. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @littlekoala you have to curate yourself and choose the best of each subject, therefore 9 photos only, one of each subject. Good luck

  14. stratski
    stratski ·

    Sounds like fun! Great idea to start the new week. *runs off to select a camera and film...*

  15. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    this is a great project. I'll try to do it, but I'm so behind on my scanning that this might take a while, hope you still accept submissions around Xmas time.... Can we do multiple exposures?

  16. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @cc-in-paris don't need to rush, take your time. I have the same problem :-)
    Yes, definitely you can do MX. B&W, X-pro, whatever you feel comfortable doing, as long as you have the 9 shots all together from the same roll.
    I'm glad you're in. Desfrute!

  17. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    I'm in! wait for the album then. ;)

  18. weedos
    weedos ·

    I'm In :-)

  19. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    looking forward to see this guy's photo @artichekt, he simply rocks

  20. jackpumpkinhead
    jackpumpkinhead ·

    I'm in, be patient though! @hazy_baby get on this!

  21. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @hodachrome you too, Master, come on board.

  22. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    Cool. I'm in. Hopefully I'll get a chance on Friday to go out shooting at lunch.

  23. lhgoodheart
    lhgoodheart ·

    I like this idea. maybe give it a try soon.

  24. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    I'm going to try my best to get in on this action. Just started grad school and up to my eyeballs in papers, but photography is one of my outlets.....stay tuned!

  25. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    here you go :) www.lomography.com/homes/djramsay/albums/1893400-ghidinis-l…

    @guiguiste, @adbigmilk, @jeabzz @cc-in-paris, @pussylove, @stouf, @vicuna, @adi_totp, @anafaro, @clickiemcpete, @dakadev_pui, @eatcpcks, @fabyen, @fredericdith, @geltona, @grazie, @icuresick, @isabel_mebarak, @jennson, @jillpossible, @lawypop, @les_parisiens, @lomographyparis, @mikahsupageek, @mephisto19, @pepper-b, @pulex, @quaisoir, @remi-boiteux, @russheath, @saidseni, @sebastianerras, @susielomovitz, @t0m7, @troch, @warning, @wuxiong, @yochan, @zoezo, @maria_vlachou, @werriston, @naomac, @mochilis, @ipdegirl, @redtulip, @tiano, @ariannapaloma, @why-yu, @le_ors, @suizidekid, @dabai, @tyler_durden, @realrampage, @ghidini, @rake, @lamp, @sushi_9009, @littlekoala, @i_am_four-eyes, @deepfried_goodness, @buckshot, @oscarrastaman, @sye, @ginnys, @barakalofi, @b0rn2b1ush, @renenob, @ck_berlin, @istionojr, @sonya1980, @earlybird, @stratski, @cpolpa, @moodification, @pete, @antibiotyx, @sorrilha, @weedos, @albeelee, @mylatehope, @parky, @bylcuenca, @pangmark, @coquelicot, @natalieerachel, @deprofundis, @dasjuerg, @paramir, @liluxxx, @kekskonstrukt, @nacarilegea, @sorrilha, @badjuju, @traaaart, @oliviermenard, @laurasulilly, @bloomchen, @ornella, @jackpumpkinhead, @ohpleasedontgo, @adam_g2000, @134340, @unheimlich, @mkb, @nanigo, @feedmetotheforest, @cocaneonkamerasutra, @purple_snow, @dinospork, @space_they_cannot_touch, @superkulisap, @c0pe, @fergiesilva, @zeester, @poepel, @raquellogs, @wooaalan86, @dreadlockboy, @locutus, @badjuju, @superlighter, @marieta, @djramsay, @maximum_b, @peropero, @jorgesato, @-alia-, @backforbreakfast, @dogma, @domemerson, @eskimofriend, @hburgess, @japsix, @weidong, @ghidini

  26. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    (used old photos though)

  27. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I had started the project with the las roll but then..I forgot to bring it to an end! :( one question, where or how we should show the results?

  28. stratski
    stratski ·

    @djramsay: I like your pictures, even though you cheated by using old pictures ;) I'm regretting my choice of camera for this safari, though I guess part of the challenge is making do with what you got.

  29. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @superlighter I think the best way is to create an album and share the link here.

  30. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @stratski it's harder than it seems, isn't it? When you choose your camera you're already making choices.

  31. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @djramsay I do like your photos too, but actually the idea was to shoot all with just one roll.

  32. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    @ghidini: Is there a limit? I want to do this, I really need a photography project in my life now... but it may take a while 'cause I want to do as you said, in one roll... is there a deadline? :)

  33. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    Love it!

  34. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @saidseni take your time, we're all busy and you'll find it really hard once you start it. Enjoy!

  35. juano
    juano ·

    I'm in!!

  36. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    :) just got back from holiday with 30 rolls so started with a little cheat... will use LCA russia with B&W tomorrow for true album, promise..

  37. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Weeee... Friday is holiday, going to the Lomo Embassy to get a pack of Sunset Strip and I shall start my Lomo Safari! :)

  38. juano
    juano ·

    It would be better, but i think was a good try, also was my first roll in my new Diana Mini, then was great!

  39. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @juano cool man! I haven't finished my roll yet, I think I'll do it by the end of the week.

  40. ghidini
  41. stratski
    stratski ·

    It took me a while, but here it is: www.lomography.com/homes/stratski/albums/1902190-ghidinis-l…

    And I didn't even cheat a lot (Love and Family are a bit dubious. My Family pic was meant to be the Love pic, but than I wouldn't have Family, so the Love pic is now a bit non-romantic. Ah well.). It was the first time I used this camera, so on the whole I'm fairly happy.

  42. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    Can't wait to try this out :)

  43. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    It is official - I TOTALLY ruined my Lomo Safari. Contact batteries issues with my LC-A (I'm stupid and I don't look at the batteries red light). 3 months with this project, I know the pictures would be amazing... I'm so sad! I'll try this again (later, 'cause now I'm Lomo Safari traumatized). I think it's an amazing idea, I really enjoyed it. Well, not the end. :/ I'll write a blog entry with the 4 pictures that came out... :(

  44. ghidini
    ghidini ·

    @saidseni hahaha

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  47. asharnanae
    asharnanae ·

    gonna have to try this, great idea :D