Lomography and FILTER Magazine teamed up to present a special collaboration! We provided several artists from the Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles some Lomography cameras and here is our fifth LomoAmigo from our Culture Collide LomoAmigo series!
MONSTER CAT is a 4-piece alternative folk rock band from Singapore, channeling lush, emotive folk-rock with delicate instrumentation and intense imagery. Layered harmonies evoke the supernatural as fractured love songs cradle listeners between the depths of intimacy and menace. Fragile yet powerful; their music echoes the ebbing of your subconscious hurt.
NAME: MONSTER CAT
CAMERA: La Sardina
So how does MONSTER CAT like the La Sardina?
It’s wonderful! It fits our hands like…a glove in a hand. Once you snap you can’t stop!
How long have you been a Lomographer? How did you start?
All of us have been using Lomography cameras on and off for a couple of years now.The pictures from our Lomography cam shots are all updated onto our photoblog.
How do you incorporate Lomography in your daily life?
Sometimes when we put on our sunglasses, it’s like living in a Lomo camera.
What inspires you to make music and what inspires you to take photos?
We’re very inspired by visual stimuli. We often share photos, videos and pictures with each other during the creative process. It helps us to “see” what we want the songs to sound like. Photography as an art form lacks the dimension of time, or rather works to freeze a particular moment, while music takes an opposite approach of extending a moment into a journey through time. In that way the still image and music complement each other by filling up creative spaces that the other lacks. This is very inspiring for us.
Can you write a haiku about the La Sardina?
We’ll give you two!
PANDA SITS IN WOODS…
TURNS, SMILES. KNOWS HE LOOKS SLIMMER,
THANKS WIDE-ANGLE LENS.
HEY LANA DEL REY!
THY THICK LIPS ARE EXPLODING,
FUCK WIDE-ANGLE LENS.
Tell us about your dream gig/concert/tour as if it were a photograph or roll of film.
Images of broken light, which dance before me like a million eyes, they call me on and on across the universe.
If you could hang around as a camera on anyone’s neck, who would that be?
What’s the strangest, funniest, hands-down greatest, or most “unusual” photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had?
We were touring in Japan, taking photos of the most amazing temples, waterfalls, beautiful geishas, exotic food etc. After we had finished the roll we realized we hadn’t taken off the lens cap.
What’s coming up on the horizon? New projects? What’s in the works and what’s on your mind?
We have exciting collaborations with artists outside of our genre: from electronic wizards Syndicate and Diphasic to our friends in hip hop Dominant Genetikz and Brookefield Duece as well as Ajax Stacks from Grand Rapids, Michigan. We’re also going to finish up our upcoming album once we are done with the tour. We’re very excited.
Any advice for Lomographers?
Cross-processing is like having sex with a hooker. It’s really awesome at first but it might hurt when you pee later. (Also remember to take off the lens cap!)
FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide is a four-day international festival in Los Angeles California with musicians from over 25 countries to bringing their own unique take on music and culture to LA’s East Side for a musical melting pot of live performances, film screenings, and happy hours featuring food and drink from around the world. Follow FILTER on Twitter and like them on Facebook and check out their website
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