A look at why theme parks are fantastic places to capture emotion versus human mechanical achievement.
On a recent trip to Alton Towers I took my LCA+ with a splitzer in the hope of capturing some of the scream curdling, stomach churning excitement on film.
I must confess I am a massive scaredy cat when it comes to rides. I have a real weak stomach so rides aren’t my thing but I had a great day.
I think lomography is best placed not for detail but for emotion. Where is there a stronger physical proof of emotion than whilst you’re hurtling round a metal track at God knows what speed?
I tried out a new film whilst I was there; a smooth Fuji Velvia 100 and had it cross processed. I loved the beautiful colour it gave. The whole album came back in a lovely deep purple and added something different to the shots. I also tried out the splitzer, which is a little addition I hadn’t really attempted since receiving it as a gift. The idea was to have a cloud roller coaster. It didn’t really work namely as 100 speed was too slow for the relatively overcast day.
Hopefully you can kind of see what I was going for.
I was kind of dreading going to Alton Towers as I was nervous about feeling sick all day but I had more than enough to amuse me with my camera! The great structures just photograph so well.
I think they work best with a splitzer but you can always take such awesome energetic shots with rollercoasters.
Have a flick through these shots and tell me they if do look lomorific?
I just love the clean lines, the silhouettes, and the sense of structure. If you are lucky enough to go on a trip to a fun fair, remember there is more fun to be had than just the rides!