Curate Lomography's New Collections Section!

2012-06-25 153

Welcome Lomography’s new Collections! This brand new section is a gallery dedicated to the coolest Lomographs around, and you know what? We’re leaving it in your hands to curate! Yes, that’s right! Want to become one of our curators? Then step right up!

Credits: kleeblatt

In the Collections Section we shall be displaying the most jaw dropping Lomographs categorised by theme or subject. But we need your help to do so! Do you have a good eye, a sense of the beautiful and a feel for exquisite aesthetic? If yes is your answer, then yes, we want you! Drop us a comment beneath this article and let us know why we should pick you.

Credits: icomewhenieatcaponata, tsingtao, dgo_cortes & grazie

If you have cool ideas for this brand new section, also drop us a line! Is there something you want to see a collection of? We have portraits, mirror self portraits, multiple exposures, cross processing and Black & White at the moment. But maybe you want to see shoes, cats, or food? We’re open to your ideas.

written by webo29 on 2012-06-25 #news #galleries #analogue #collections #participate


  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    mustache please :D

  2. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    beach pleaaasssee ;)

  3. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @dikasapi, @ adi_totp Deal :)! Will you two curate those?

  4. undiscovered
    undiscovered ·

    I would love to help! I'd do a nature-themed collection: trees, flowers, rivers, sky, birds...

  5. sonya1980
    sonya1980 ·

    cats of course!!! we need kittens in our lomolives!!

  6. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @pan_dre: ideas: yes, adi is right: moustache is a must! then: hero(s), haircuts/haircrimes, music, reflexion, nightshots (!!!), shoes/sneaker, feet,…
    it´s a bit difficult as the quality of the collection may differ very much. as for example chosing "cars" could be anything related to cars but a good collection should have a maximum of shots so you might chose wisely what you want to have in the collection so from time to time you probably drop one to get another one in.
    btw: what about giving user the possibility to make their own collection on their home. bookmarks would be enough already. i think it would be good in matters of actually searching for a special shot and it if it would be possible for others to see it would really give a good impression about the taste of the user. PLUS: there might be shots that are spread on many collections which could be tagged too. this is really the change/improvment i would like to see. it´s so hard or impossible to browse the "likes"-section for a special shot.

  7. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @adi-totp and @bloomchen I added you two as curators for the moustache collection :) Please start filling it up! More to come...

  8. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Here is the link

  9. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @dikasapi Added you as curator of the beach collection. Please fill it up with some shots

  10. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    this collection is a must for people who love to organize! ♥

  11. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    damnnnn cool !! do a nature theme! :)

  12. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @guinastrapazi Do you have a suggestion for a naure theme or should we do a more general one?

  13. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @pan_dre I just read this.. mine is @adi_totp not @adi-totp.. that's why its not in my notifications :p .. MUSTACHE YEAH!! :D

  14. adi_totp
  15. catarella
    catarella ·

    I like bloomchen's idea of haircuts/haircrimes! A collection of photos of cameras, what do you think about that? I also would like to see a collection of photos of people while working / artisans. In general, it would be great to have collections of themes that don't easily fit in one tag and so are harder to find in the photo section.

  16. minchi
    minchi ·

    Shoes, trees, cats. I love cats :D

  17. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    architecture, bikes, shoes, photographers (as in: photos of people taking photographs), street-art...
    and i'd love if we could also suggest photos by other lomographers for a collection instead of just submitting our own.

  18. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    I'd love one about girls and another about elephants <3

  19. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    though "architecture" is probably too general, it could be split up, maybe modern architecture, industrial buildings, bridges, tv-towers, castles, ruins... stuff like that.
    also: underground (as in subway/tube stations, tunnels...), macro-shots, signs (could be split up: street/traffic signs, advertising...)

  20. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    What about a "ratview" collection? I could curate it nicely!! :)

  21. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    SHOOOOOES of course! and maybe places like "Berlin Brandenburger Tor"

  22. poepel
    poepel ·

    i love the idea about feet/shoe photos. There are so many photos in the community. What about "hand in the sky doubles" ? there are so many photos here, too.

  23. emilios
    emilios ·

    Nice one!

  24. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @gelibee would you like to organize a collection? Feel free to give us suggestions:)

  25. poepel
    poepel ·

    What about splitzer photos???? Must have!!!!!

  26. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @poepel - that sounds more than great - would you like to be a curator?

  27. poepel
    poepel ·

    @sladuredka yes, that would be an honor for me

  28. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @poepel: Great! It's coming soon.. :)

  29. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    more ideas: animal masks and costumes, sunglasses, live music, view from above (as in photos taken from high buildings, mountaintops, planes etc)

  30. emilios
    emilios ·

    Natural wonders of the world?

  31. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @emilios - very nice suggestion, @scorpie - you gave us many good ideas,which one of them do you prefer to curate?

  32. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    @sladuredka: any of them, i have too many ideas ;) well ok, i'd love to do modern or industrial architecture, or illuminated / external advertisement, or view from above, or animal masks and costumes.

    oh, and i had more ideas, i just can't help it: birds in flight, typography (could be split up in photos of letters and double exposures with text), sunsets, wired (as in power lines and the like), driving, light-leaks and lighthouses

  33. scorpie
    scorpie ·

    now that i think about it, i'd love to do the birds in flight one, i've got so many great photos for that in mind.

    also: gumball machines, phone boxes (i think @knipsomat would love that!), escalators, lonely trees, balloons, rainy day, light trails, ferris wheels, what time is it (clocks and watches), light trails, boats, rainbows, dramatic skies...

    i'll stop now, promise :)

  34. poepel
    poepel ·

    Polaroids!!! Spinner!!!

  35. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    yeaahh!! thanks @pan_dre !! updating the beach now!

  36. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    @pan_dre hey what about "models"? i think @gendis (@sondyy new account) is the right man to curate those collection! do you agree with me @adi_totp ??

  37. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    the beach was updated!!

  38. kiri-girl
    kiri-girl ·


  39. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    what should really be part of the section is: shadows!!! those are so classic.

  40. eugenia
    eugenia ·

    toys !!!!!

  41. grazie
    grazie ·

    Shadows, shoes, boats, splitzers, redscale, homemade redscale, panoramas, sprockets, sunset, sunrise, sports, football, baseball, music/bands/concerts, 70mm, dogs, street scenes, candids, festivals.....

  42. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    @sladuredka sure sure! i'm up for anything colorful!

  43. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Classic suggestion: SUNSET / SUNRISE!!!!! I will offer my services. :)

  44. la_bimbi
    la_bimbi ·

    How about b&w?

  45. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @la_bimbi - there is already :)

  46. la_bimbi
    la_bimbi ·

    Sorry - overlooked :)

  47. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·


  48. emilios
    emilios ·

    @sladuredka: Shall we go for it? I mean Natural Wonders of the world?

  49. stuckintraffic
    stuckintraffic ·

    EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING (NOT UNDER) WITH THE SUN! Also light leaks, cool cars, graffiti, hot air balloons, skylines, and road/street signs. All of which are my personal favorites~!

    Also! Lomography stores!

    Would love to help! :)

  50. devildi
    devildi ·

    i would like "dogs", "cows" .. "shadows"....

  51. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @emilios sure,it's awesome idea! It will be created very soon:)

  52. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @stuckintraffic , you have cool ideas, would you like to curate the graphites or skylines collection?

  53. grazie
    grazie ·

    @sladuredka how many curators per collection are you looking for? I was just wondering coz it will be hard for just one person to do one because of the hundreds of thousands of photos here and from way back too...:)

  54. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    PIIIINHOOOLEEE photographs.. any sort of.. Diana / Holga Pinhole or Selfmade Pinhole! :)
    or a collection of light leak photos,... i LOVE light leaks.. or lens flare photos collection :)

  55. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    or silhouettes or underwater photos,.. :)

  56. mrtinkles
    mrtinkles ·

    multiple exposures

  57. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    @grazie I think the way it works now is the curator is actually a moderator who approves submissions to a collection. So you just wait for people to submit and you approve or reject. The curator doesn't actually go to people's homes to look for and pick photos to include in a collection. @sladuredka Is my understanding correct? I like the suggestion by @scorpie : "i'd love if we could also suggest photos by other lomographers for a collection instead of just submitting our own."

  58. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    I also like the suggestion by @catarella : "I also would like to see a collection of photos of people while working / artisans. In general, it would be great to have collections of themes that don't easily fit in one tag and so are harder to find in the photo section." My suggestions are: collections of themes like happiness or love, or scary photos, or families, or kids at play, or pictures taken while sticking your hand out the window of a moving vehicle, or people at home (reading a book, eating breakfast, cooking, etc.) I think some of the current collections are too general/broad that they could grow too big with hundreds of photos in just a couple of weeks. Should there be a limit as suggested by @bloomchen ?

  59. grazie
    grazie ·

    @zoe191 Oh ok. That's cool then.
    Also, I do agree with @scorpie too. that would be really nice especially since I spend so much time and enjoy checking new and old photos here.

  60. kolumbia
    kolumbia ·

    A collection of underwater photos, or a collection of music-related photos. I'd love to be a mod.

  61. stuckintraffic
    stuckintraffic ·

    @sladuredka Definitely! :)

  62. kuryzu
    kuryzu ·

    Buildings : Buildings, historical landmarks of the cities is a silent witness of the city development or event the whole country historical timeline. We can tell a lot from the photos of national landmarks. On on Buildings!

  63. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @zoe191 - you are on the right track :) Thank you guys,we are taking into consideration every suggestion, soon you will see the results,get ready!

  64. megkalki
    megkalki ·

    monuments! old and new :D

  65. megkalki
    megkalki ·

    beetles too !!

  66. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    light painting!!!!! film swaps would also be nice

  67. negus
    negus ·

    I like the idea of one for filmswaps!

  68. disdis
    disdis ·

    shoes shoes... I want shoes

  69. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @zoe191 @grazie yes, that´s how it works. for the moustache collection i actually told some user to submit a special pic i thought that should be part of the collection.
    @sladuredka: i really think a limit would be helpful. otherwise you could only search for a tag and get almost the same result. probably only one curator per section. i would be volunteer if you install a "nightshots" section.

  70. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @bloomchen i agree with you. Yes,there will be one or two curators per collection,
    Thanks for your enthusiasm guys:)

  71. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    surreal landscapes! <3

  72. grazie
    grazie ·

    thanks @bloomchen !
    Has someone already suggested urban Art?

  73. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @grazie , yes - @scorpie already suggested it and it's already planned :) Thanks anyway

  74. stratski
    stratski ·

    Endless panoramas! And it would be fun to see pictures made with homemade camera's. That would probably be mainly pinholes, but who knows what else is out there...

  75. emilios
    emilios ·

    double sprockets?

  76. onglsd
    onglsd ·

    I would love to do something like from the Asia's Perspective,in different cameras
    Or even more Experimental Curation!

  77. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    I haven't had a chance to read all of the comments, so I don't know if these suggestions have already been made. Here are my ideas for collections: pop art, silhouette doubles, first time swaps, florals, candid portraits, moods, etc.

  78. kimo
    kimo ·

    AUTHORITY figure(s)... an ideal, a uniform, a mentor, an old Buick...

  79. ucinz
    ucinz ·

    GLASSES :)

  80. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @onglsd - from Asia's perspective sounds intriguing, do you have some concrete ideas?

  81. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    @pan_dre, @sladuredka: I would love to help and curate one of the collections. Looking up other peoples' photos in the website is how I learn and improve my self as a photographer. Besides the more easy and obvious groups (cats, moustaches, etc) I think we should also have photos organized by themes that are not so obvious and help us train the eyes for the details and help us develop artistically. Photos that share in common unconventional compositions, explore different lightings, textures, etc. I think we should also explore alternative photography techniques, alteration of films, etc. On a different note, we should also have a section on "environmental portraits", along the lines of the work of Arnold Newman. Portraits of people in their everyday environment always make for a great photo! We should also have one on street art - very big scene here in London and I can think of a couple of great street art pictures from the community!

  82. francesco1
    francesco1 ·

    how about a fisheye collection?

  83. francesco1
    francesco1 ·

    also here are three more suggestions birds; and long exposures

  84. mensa
    mensa ·

    PARTY collection! and a youth one! :D

  85. mensa
    mensa ·

    oh oh! and one for glasses!

  86. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @anafaro thanks for the tips :) would you be interested in curating the street-art collection?

  87. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    @sladuredka: Sure! Would be happy to! :)

  88. grazie
    grazie ·

    looked at the collections and they are really nice. Fun too. Has anybody suggested bicycles yet? I was wondering coz I see so many great photos of bicycles as subjects here on the site.

  89. rrohe
    rrohe ·


  90. flashstalker
    flashstalker ·

    Concerts or Live Music !! :D

  91. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    food and vintage cars

  92. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    @pan_dre, @sladuredka : hi guys! i think this collection idea is awesome!! i read the comments and you already have loads of suggestions. anyway, here you are mine: SILHOUETTES and MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY. I know they're classics but i loooove these themes and i think it's a good start. i'd really love to curate these kind of collections! thanks! ;)

  93. celarda
    celarda ·

    goonies mask

  94. anafaro
    anafaro ·

    @sladuredka: how do I initiate the street art collection?

  95. gatorchick
    gatorchick ·

    I would love to help with beach or flowers...those are my two favorite things to photograph!

  96. gatorchick
    gatorchick ·

    Or travel in general...that would rock, too! :)

  97. gatorchick
    gatorchick ·

    Or Florida, specifically...sorry, I keep thinking of things and having to come back!

  98. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    birds birds birds and birds, and I would like to curate it soooo much ! love you all <3
    well and why? because I love lomography and my own personal dream photo is to shot birds, flying, sitting, pooing ... :)))

  99. onglsd
    onglsd ·

    @sladuredka Currently no exact fixed ideas... I am kind of leaving it an open option partly because it can be based on festivals,on heritage locations or maybe how a person in another country views asia countries?

  100. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    Ok guys, we have alredy created the first 5 collections: Reflections, Foot / Shoe Fetish, Haircuts / Haircrimes, Night shots / Long exposition and Vending machines / Gumball machines!!!

  101. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @trashpilotin, @disdis do you want to be the curators for the Foot / Shoe Fetish collection?
    @kiri-girl, bloomchen - do you want to manage the Night shots / Long exposition collection?

  102. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    @sladuredka: yep, i´d do the nightshots section.

  103. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @bloomchen - congrats - you are the new curator of Night Shots / Long Exposition :) feel free to invite and to pick the good shots :)

  104. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @catarella would you like to curate the Haircut/Haircrimes Colelction?

  105. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @illy - do you want to manage the Vending machines / Gumball machines Collection? I saw you have some nice shots :)

  106. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @illy - do you want to manage the Vending machines / Gumball machines Collection? I saw you have some nice shots :)

  107. catarella
    catarella ·

    @sladuredka Thanks, I'd love to! :) Does @bloomchen want to help? It is was his idea!

  108. trashpilotin
    trashpilotin ·

    @sladuredka of course :D

  109. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @icomewhenieatcaponata - do you wanna be a curator of the Reflection Collection?

  110. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    mmm..why not:)

  111. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    and the rat's view collection???:)

  112. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @icomewhenieatcaponata great,thanks! oh yesthe ratview colletion is coming! This is really good idea :)

  113. disdis
    disdis ·

    @sladuredka perfect!

  114. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Glasses/sunglasses; family and/or group portraits; FOOD; cool traffic signs; graffiti... So many, sorry if I'm repeating, I didn't read all the comments above...
    I'd be glad to collaborate with any of these topics or the ones already suggested :)

  115. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Today our three new collections will be created after your suggestions: What time is it?, Street Art / Street scenes and Ratview Collections!

  116. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Sunglasses and graffiti are coming soon, @mochilis would you like to curate maybe the Glasses Collection?

  117. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @catarella - congrats, you are the new curator of the Haircut / Haircrimes Collection, together with @bloomchen. Now you can invite people and accept pictures you like!

  118. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    @pan_dre: Glasses?? Perfect!! I already know what will be my first invited pics :D

  119. iaki
    iaki ·


  120. megustastu
    megustastu ·

    I would love helping with portrait and landscape photography picking. Just because I love to see beautiful people and amazing places ;)

  121. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    I love: film destroyer, masks, experiments ;D

  122. disdis
    disdis ·

    @sladuredka is someone already the curator of shoes/feet fetish? I thought it was going to be me :`(

  123. disdis
    disdis ·

    @sladuredka is someone already the curator of shoes/feet fetish? I thought it was going to be me :`(

  124. endorphin
    endorphin ·

    Sky photos/doubles exposures with clouds or splitzer photos using "mirror effect" like this one: !!!
    I would love to help! ;)

  125. kiri-girl
    kiri-girl ·

    @sladuredka Just tell me what section to do and I'l do it! :)

  126. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @disdis - you, together with @trashpilotin are honored with the title Moderator of the Shoe / Feet Fetish - take care of it well :))

  127. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @ kiri-girl - you, together with @bloomchen are the Moderators of the Night shots / Long Exposition Collection :)

  128. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @kiri-girl i wrote it wrong the previous time
    @megustastu - you are now a Moderator of the Portrait Collection :) Enjoy!

  129. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @endorphin - the Splitzer Collection is on the way, do you want to be its first Moderator?
    @nikkaxxx - The Masks Collection is about to be created as well, do you want to manage it?

  130. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Any Volunteers for the Reflections Collection? (:

  131. photomood
    photomood ·

    definitly cats! who doesn't love cats :) or buildings/architecture, landsccape.
    Is there still an open spot for a section to manage? I would love to do it :)

  132. photomood
    photomood ·

    oh and how about hearts, I love to see hearts in pictures

  133. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Hey @photomood - we are creating the Architecture Collection soon, you want it?
    @vgzalez - i added you as a Curator for the Ratview Collection. Have fun guys!

  134. photomood
    photomood ·

    @pan_dre Yes, would love to do it :)

  135. endorphin
    endorphin ·

    @pan_dre yeaah!! I'd do the splitzer collection ;)

  136. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    can i admin the rat view collection?

  137. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @icomewhenieatcaponata - absolutely! you're in :)

  138. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    @pan_dre of course :D How is it work? :)

  139. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    @pan_dre Now I´m thinking....Mask how? heheheh I refer masks like that....

  140. pan_dre
  141. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @knipsomat hey, @scorpie suggested you as a Curator for the Vending Machines / Gumball Collection - are up for it?

  142. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @knipsomat hey, @scorpie suggested you as a Curator for the Vending Machines / Gumball Collection - are up for it?

  143. nikkaxxx
    nikkaxxx ·

    @pan_dre ok :)

  144. icomewhenieatcaponata
    icomewhenieatcaponata ·

    how about "lomoshot in an elevator" and "sign and types"?

  145. ariannapaloma
    ariannapaloma ·

    @pan_dre @sladuredka what about TATTOOS? i would be happy to curate the section!

  146. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    Ok guys, today is an important day! We created 5 more Colelctions - Toys, Architecture, Masks&Costumes and Splitzer!!!
    @Nikkaxxx, @scorpie - you are the curators of the Masks&Costumes - as we promised:)
    @Poepel, @hodachrome - you are managing the Splitzer Collection!

  147. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @nikkaxxx @poepel - sorry,i misspelled it

  148. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    The Architecture is in @photomood 's hands! aaand last but not least - The Toys Colelction goes to @eugenia
    Invite people, chose the pics you like and of course have fun! :D

  149. megustastu
    megustastu ·

    Hi @pan_dre @sladuredka ! a few things that you could consider to add to the collections:

    - A "All collections" button should be in the main collections page together with "Most recently created Collections" and "Most popular Collections", otherwise new collections would push out the old ones which will be no longer visible.

    - "Collections" should appear under the "Photos" main lomography menu with Random Photo, Stream, Tags, Cameras (...) Selected options. Otherwise they are hard to find.

  150. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    @megustastu thanks for the feedback! We are working on it (:

  151. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    thats such a great idea! :)
    you could add a underwater photos section, there are soo many great underwater photos here! really, that would be worth creating one!
    and a light leak or lens flare collection would be fine,.. i think there are many lomographers who think that it is bad to have lens flare or light leaks.. but they are often very good :)))
    @pan_dre @sladuredka

  152. sladuredka
    sladuredka ·

    Alright guys, let's give a go to the latest Collections! Curate, submit and invite people to !! (:

  153. megustastu
    megustastu ·

    @pan_dre @sladuredka it's a pity that collections is becoming more and more abandoned. No new pictures in most of the new collections. Please bring more visibility to the section. THANK YOU ;)

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