LomoAmigo Ties' Cross-Over Rumble


We found yet another good friend and his name is Ties. His LomoAmigo story will be online soon. But before that, here’s a cool photo competition! The theme of the rumble is Ties’ passion for cross-overs. If you’re curious where this idea comes from and what the mechanics of this rumble are, read on…

This is Ties. Ties is a musician who is crazy about Lomography. A couple of months ago Ties got the hang of analogue photography and he doesn’t leave his house anymore without bringing his Lomography cameras. One thing led to another and behold – we decided to work together to put this awesome rumble together!

The profession of our soon to be LomoAmigo Ties Mellema is a saxophonist and he is a lomographer during his free time. During the _Tracks_ night of February 23rd, Ties gave a unique performance in the small hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in which his whole musical career came together. His career for a large part handles about not recognizing musical boundaries. Ties wants to make music covering every imaginable musical genre. From renaissance until world music, jazz, rock and very contemporary experimental music.

For that reason Ties made – especially for this show – a mix of pop music from his childhood with his current ‘classical’ concert practice. In which the main influence was his idol Prince. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

In other words – Ties loves cross-overs. And that brings us to the theme of this rumble. We are looking for your pictures that express cross-overs. Be it photographically/stylistically or subjects that handle about cross-over. Think of the Sagrada Familia. Or Andy Warhol, Bauhaus, Art-Nouveau or art and daily utensils.

To inspire you here some examples that Ties gave us:

Björk incorporates a lot of cross-over in her work:
But cross-overs are of course also MX photos- multiple exposures are literally cross-overs!
A painting that was based on a photo:

What does cross-over mean to you? How do you express cross-over in an analogue picture? The possible interpretations of theme are endless. So be creative and send in your pictures!

Are you curious to know what you can win? Here we go:

The grand winner will get the following:

  • 20 Piggies
  • The newest CD, Amstel Tracks of the Amstel Quartet in which Ties plays the baritone saxophone
  • Ties’ latest CD – On the Other Hand
  • Ties’ first CD – DUOS
  • And his first solo CD – Grab it!
  • 2 workshop vouchers for a workshop of your choice in the Lomography Gallery Store Amsterdam
  • A special award medal on your LomoHome

3 runner-ups will get the following:

  • 10 Piggies
  • Ties first CD – Duos
  • A special award medal on your LomoHome

The winning pictures will also be showcased in the expo space of the Lomography Gallery Store Amsterdam. We will open this expo during a party together with Ties. When and what time exactly we will let you know later on in this magazine…

Rumble Details:

  • Film/Camera type: Every photo analogue camera and film, as long as it was not digitally modified.
  • Upload limit: 5 photos!
  • Minimal size of the picture: 768px length or width
  • Complete meta data (camera, film, location and 3 tags).
  • Specify in the title and description what the cross-over is.

We will announce the winner on April 10th!

…And if you want to know more about Ties’ Princepiration project or maybe order some of his CD’s? Check his website:www.tiesmellema.nl for more information

written by mrmaart on 2012-03-24 #news #competition #double-exposure #amsterdam #ties #mpx #cross-over #concertgebouw
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  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I still don't get what "cross over" refer to? what object should we submit at this rumble? Thanks before =D

  2. carolin
    carolin ·

    Crossover is a musical works in that appearing two or more musical tastes or genres mixed, but one of them must be famous or popular... or so I think. It's that so?

  3. tofutiff
    tofutiff ·

    Any combination of concepts/people/objects that normally don't belong together, but are combined/meet/double exposed, etc.

  4. pinkfallingstars
    pinkfallingstars ·

    how do you do LomoAmigo?

  5. mrmaart
    mrmaart ·

    Hey all! The winners are announced! English translation of this announcement will be live asap. Already curious who won? Check the dutch winners announcement here - www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2012/04/16/en-de-cross-ove…

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