LomoGuru of the Week: Hodachrome


As a nature lover himself, he likes to juxtapose organic elements with the contemporary settings of his hometown in order to create a kind of silhouette that is uniquely Lomographic! Meet the man behind the analogue genius – Hodachrome!

Credits: hodachrome

Name: Hodaka Yamamoto
LomoHome: hodachrome
Location: Gifu, Japan
Number of years as a Lomographer: about 5 years
Number of years in the community: 1 year

Credits: hodachrome

Share to us your most memorable experience in the Lomographic Community:

I’m quite impressed that many Lomographers visit my Lomohome and like my pictures far more than I expected. The experience in this Community is not much yet but I look forward to more wonderful ones.

Have you actually met people in the Community that you now consider as close friends? If yes, name at least one of them.

Not yet. I hope I will have the opportunity to meet other Lomographers in future.

Do you think you’ll still be taking Lomographs in the next 5 years? Why?

I can’t answer how long but I’d take pictures until a second before I die.

What is your favorite Lomo camera and why? Do you have any memorable experiences while using this camera?

Lomo LC-A. The biggest charm is its controllability of exposure. Pictures can be made as I adjust F-stops and ISO-modes. And I also love deep tasty tones, colours, and dynamic vignetting created by the LC-A. This is the best analog camera for me.

Most memorable experience is that an unexpected light-leak by LC-A has made Hell’s Angels, which is my representing work for this year. My Lomo-style might have evolved since then.

Is there any advice you can give to new analogue shooters?

Just shoot many. Unify with the nature. Use skills only a bit and be patient!

They are the ones whose passion transcends not only by what they do and say, but also with what they see and capture with their film cameras. And with such attributes aforementioned, they are what we call LomoGurus! Every week, we get to ask questions and reveal some insights with the most talented and productive of all Lomographers from the community!

written by fookshit on 2011-12-09 #lifestyle #interview #community #feature #q-a #lomoguru


  1. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    @hodachrome congrats! truly a lomo guru :)

  2. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    your albums are awesome @hodachrome, you the best

  3. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    congrats my friend! You're real great!!!

  4. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    @hodachrome, your essence of combining technology and nature is truly inspiring.

  5. welland
    welland ·

    This guy is a legend.

  6. disdis
    disdis ·

    one of the best!

  7. neurodiaz
    neurodiaz ·


  8. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    a lomokiller :D bravo @hodachrome !!

  9. palkina
    palkina ·

    BRAVO!! Hodaka Yamamoto! you inspire me! thank you :)

  10. 134340
    134340 ·

    Congrats, @hodachrome . You're a great lomographer indeed!

  11. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·

    Thanks everyone for the likes and the comments!!!
    I 'm so honored of this...

  12. vici
    vici ·

    Hodaka, you are my idol. Please never stop taking photos!

  13. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·

    Thanks, my friend!
    Don't worry I will never stop lomographs even if the earth is destroyed, haha :D

  14. atria007
    atria007 ·

    @hodachrome great interview congratsss

  15. warning
    warning ·

    Indeed, your photos are amazing!!!! I heart your lomohome @hodachrome.

  16. hodachrome
    hodachrome ·

    Thanks for your word...
    You are one of the top lomographer and your amazing photos have inspired me soooo much.
    I will keep on loming this year, and hope you too!

  17. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I wanna be like you, Guru hodachrome. People like your photo because it's very good

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