Andrea Castelletti is a multidisciplinary art director and designer living and working in Milan. Recently, he travelled to Finland and he brought a Lomokino with him … Curious to get to know him a little better?
The work of Andrea Castelletti has been featured in numerous books, blogs and websites, and has won design awards from Graphis Platinum and Graphis Gold among others. Some of his works have been exhibited in over 30 cities around the world, from South Korea to the United States, from La Triennale Design Museum in Milan to Les Arts décoratifs, Palais du Louvre in Paris. Amazing that through all this, he found a little time for us. Sit back, let’s enjoy his interview and his videos taken with the LomoKino
Hello Andrea, tell us about yourself: who are you, what do you do?
Hello, I’m an Art Director and Graphic Designer, I drink cranberry juice, I play with Paloma (my dog), I live with Camilla (my girlfriend) and occasionally do other things, among them, I teach graphic design at the IED.
Did you know the analog world of Lomography? How did you get involved?
I would say that I know it quite well. We first met when I was 15, my baby was called Yashica. Then I had an affair with a Polaroid Supercolor. When I got older, I crushed on some digital cameras, but was nothing serious. My true love are films, I could say it is almost a fetish.
Do you own any Lomography cameras? If yes, which one / s?
You took your LomoKino for your trip to Finland, what were you doing in Finland?
I wanted to taste bear meat, I’ve heard it’s delicious over there (Ahah, I’m kidding!). I went to Finland for a fashion shoot.
Why did you decide to capture those landscapes with a Movie camera and not with a regular camera?
I wanted to have some fun with the Lomokino and I did. Then I wanted to see if it worked even at -20 °, and it does!
How was shooting with the LomoKino?
Everything went right, every time I had to change the film I was just focused to advance the hand crank as fast as I could in order to prevent any hypothermia or frostbite on my hands.
Any Tips for beginner LomoKino directors?
No advice in particular, it is really easy and fun to use. But if you organize a holiday, preferably choose warm places…after all, the bear meat is not so good.
After this experience, if we say “Lomography”, you say
Temperature and latitude, of the film of course.