Fisheye Rumble in the Pond Chapter 30: The Lomographers say: ”We have a freaked-out vision like Sheila – but completely drug-free and sober!”

Creative individuals talk about their love for Lomography and of course, the Fisheye!

Emma Sartwell
18, student
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

I am a Scrabble-addicted, 80’s synth pop-listening Baltimorean. I like to collect things like shadows, art in bathroom stalls, & pink shoes. I’m migrating to NYU in the Fall with other friendly hipsters who enjoy standardized tests.
Favorite Fisheye feature: The viewfinder. I am easily seduced by viewfinders on other cameras. But the Fisheye, whose lens blocks half the viewfinder, forces me to close my eyes, point, and shoot.
Expert technique: Find someone under age six, load the Fisheye with expired slide film, and hand it over. Cross-process. Repeat.
What the hell is Lomography? BAM!
Message: They say fish have a memory span of three seconds. Lomography is not so nihilistic. In the reality of Lomography, seeing through the eye of the fish means joyously capturing infinite moments. These memories are tangible and close-at-hand, until the carefree Lomographer spills coffee on them or rolls down her car windows on an overly-windy night. Viva le fish!

“Rumble in the Pond” is a 368-page hardcover book bursting with 170-degree Fisheye madness. Inside your will find exclusive tips and tricks, Lomographer profiles & interviews, an informative history of Fisheye lenses and goldfish breeding, and several hundred eye-popping barrel-distorted fisheye images. Get your own ""Rumble in the Pond"== Fisheye Book==": now!

written by ungrumpy on 2012-01-04 #library #lomography #fisheye #analogue-cameras #rumble-in-the-pond

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