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Cigdemtalu and Her Weapon of Choice, Ilford FP4 Plus

2012-05-19 1

It’s a kind of film that’s too good to be eaten yet worthy enough to feed on her Lomographic camera, the Horizon Perfekt! Cigdem talked about how obsessed she is with this film which gives her that unmistakable retro-wicked feeling!

Full name: Cigdem Talu
Weapon of Choice: Ilford FP4 Plus (ISO 125), 35mm film

Why is this film your Weapon of Choice?

Because I find it suitable for a wide range of cameras, I love it on daylight, with flash, on a double exposure and especially the way the grain works with panoramic photos; a.k.a. with the Horizon Perkeft which is my latest obsession.

What are the memorable experiences you’ve had while using this Weapon of Choice?

I really enjoyed using it in Paris, for panoramic shots; on heights, in a bar, a close-up portrait… And in Andalusia, by the ocean, the desert; where you have those lost focal points with which I think 125 iso works enchantingly.

Would you recommend this to other Lomographers? If yes, to whom do you have in mind?

Yep, I definitely would. It is not perhaps one the most experimental films I’ve ever used, but it requires you to get the time to know it, by finally giving you some retro-wicked feeling! It’s like a ‘Pierrot le Fou’ roll!

If you were to make your own Lomography Golden Rule, what would it be and why?

‘Nounou laissez-nous succomber à la tentation.’
It’s a Robert Desnos verse, but I definitely take it as a golden rule too.
A word play which in this case means ‘nanny let us be succumbed into temptation’.

It could be your favourite film emulsion, a cheap plastic toy camera or the most fun accessory you have and they are your Weapon of Choice! Want yours to be seen here next week? Then just drop us a line at and you’ll get to show everyone what your Lomo snaps are made of!

written by fookshit on 2012-05-19 #community #q-a #lifestyle #interview #weapon-of-choice

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