the big five


okay, when is something good or even the best? and how to reduce that to only five? how dare i to do so?
well, the thing is that the lomography community is changing a lot and fast. more users, new users. and, like me who is here for more than five years, there have been other people before, people, that though of techniques, tricks, points of views that we all are using.
i made a collection of my top five as i see them. you should really have a look at their lomohomes as there shots are the best of the best!



Credits: natalie_zwillinger

Helen aka scootiepye

Credits: scootiepye

Liad aka ouroborosx

Credits: ouroborosx

Jesper aka goldie

Credits: goldie

Malka aka maya_newman

Credits: maya_newman

written by mephisto19 on 2011-05-16


  1. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    these are the Lomocelebs right here!

  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    good selection !!! =)

  3. disdis
    disdis ·

    I totally agree with the selection!

  4. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    *A* listers allright!

  5. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    These are all great lomographers. Thanks for introducing them. I can see why they made your top picks. There are countless more on this level as well. You should do a top 100 one day.

  6. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @mafiosa oh... but that is really hard work... and i do not want to make a list... this is no ranking either... the five are the five.. like five times first place.... ;) but i thought of a top 10 already ;)))

  7. orangeuke
    orangeuke ·

    great article but you need to add yourself to it! :D

  8. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    but that would mean kicking someone out... so no! ;) i am not one of the first, so that does not count.... but i think i am somewhere in the top 20.... ;)

  9. noe_arteaga
    noe_arteaga ·

    Where is SATOMI?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    satomi is not one of the "old" lomographers, the ones that have been there before i joined, but she is in my top list i am working on right now... ;)

  11. grazie
    grazie ·

    great selection!

  12. peropero
    peropero ·

    i was also about to ask where satomi was! hehehe

  13. fotoglove
    fotoglove ·

    awesome stuff :)

  14. graefin
    graefin ·

    yeah my heroes!

  15. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Some of my fave lomographers too!! This is a great idea everyone featuring their TOP 5 ! :)

  16. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    very good selection stephan :D

  17. uslan
    uslan ·

    We all know these guys - being in exile I have no idea about the new lomosexuals. Who's hot from the nu skool?!?!

  18. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @uslan and that is the thing... you know them, i know them and some others do know them. but most of the users do NOT! and there are some cool guys running around here...! oh yeah...

  19. lonur
    lonur ·

    Good selection, Stephan..

  20. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    great list Stephan! Got to represent the old school! Def top 5 on my list!

  21. satomi
    satomi ·

    Great choice. Love them all. Much respect.

  22. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    great choice i agree!! my top 5 is warning, satomi, natalie, dakadev_pui and me of course, eheheh!!!

  23. i_am_four-eyes
    i_am_four-eyes ·

    great selection !

  24. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    great selection!! :D

  25. warning
    warning ·

    Brilliant all of them!!. I agree :))

  26. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    best lomographers out there!

  27. scootiepye
    scootiepye ·

    The past is always a reminder of what comes next ^^ whatever that may be ... ?

  28. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    Great stuff... I've seen NATALIE_ZWILLINGER & goldie 's works around, and I love them!!! :D

  29. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    respect to the originals :)

  30. lomokato
    lomokato ·

    natalie zwillnger is definatly one of the bests

  31. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    great list... it is difficult to choose and select only a range of five :-)

  32. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @peteparker i reduced myself to the "older" lomographers, the ones active mostly before the site changed to this look... so it was easier... right now i could not choose only five... who would those five be? no clue! but an interesting question.... so maybe i will make a top whatever for current lomography one day (if i have time)

  33. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    @mephisto19 you're right, man. It is really difficult to make a top ten even because the most active users sometimes are not the best ones. The techniques are different, the styles and creativity has many shapes and the images of some people (including myself) sometimes are really great sometimes are normal...

  34. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @peteparker my selection was not based on activity... those five really improved lomography and started using techniques, we now all know and use as if they had always been there...
    so a top ten would not be based on activity at all... it would be about the certain feeling, that some people have.... there are some lomohomes i can look at a lot... @jennson for example, to name one... or @kristianj he is doing a lot on the field of film experiments and we also chat about our work.... or, of course, @satomi who is improving and improving her work

  35. peteparker
    peteparker ·

    @mephisto19 I totally agree, I didn't say your selection was based on activity, just said it is not the only parameter ;-) btw I love your pics :-)

  36. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @peteparker but you the the more active ones more :) so i am sometimes really thrilled finding a small undiscovered lomohome somewhere with great photos :))))
    and thanks for the compliments... though i also upload many photos....

  37. chippo
    chippo ·

    totally agree wiz selection....natale her shoots!!!

  38. meryl
    meryl ·

    i totally agree. all are very very nice selection. love,

  39. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yep, it's them alright ! : )

  40. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    this takes me back... I am trying to remember all the old faces who made a splash...ccoh who got everyone on a spin because of all his naked ladies and the infamous bj pic, adam scott, cosmonaut from colombia (my personal all time favourite), blackpot...a really cool dude who actually sent me an LCA he had spare when mine got pinched... and i dont even know the guy....pixelgod... he had great photos and wound people up for having the temerity to admit he used a bit of photshop to tweek his pics.... memories of very talented people

  41. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    @lolfox I was just going to say the same takes me right back to the old days, when I had no idea what xpro or double exposures etc were.
    I remember Natalie Zwillinger posting something about how multiple exposures were so pivotal to her style that she'd never go back to single exposures again!
    Great idea and a great selection @mephisto19!!!

  42. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    @mephisto19 Wow...way to bring back memories of the old days. Great list...great lomographers. @lolfox thanks for mentioning cosmonaut ....what a super awesome human being. I miss seeing him around lomoland.

  43. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    fortunately all cosmonauts pics are still here under the name cosmoonaut