Newcomer of the Week: Theowliver

2013-08-04 1

His excitement is contagious and his passion is burning! This guy from Cambridge definitely made our day with this interview. Such a fun newcomer!

Coming from Cambridge, we stumbled upon Oliver’s LomoHome and was impressed with his Lomographs! It’s great to know that he does really hard work on them, too. Now that’s what you call dedication. Ladies and gentlemen, let us welcome LomoHome theowliver as this week’s newcomer!

Credits: theowliver

Name: Oliver Eagle-Wilsher
Lomography Home: theowliver
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Current film cameras: Rolleiflex 3.5/7.5, Olympus OM-10 & -1n, Polaroid 600, Ilford Sporti, Olympus Pen-EE & a Kodak disposable (reused)

Please tell us a little something about yourself.

I build guitars, cycle on the roads, take too many photos. I like to document life but not get the camera in the way of my life.

How did you find the Community and who/what convinced you to join?

My housemate raziel_khan introduced me and I took an instant like to the Community and site.

Credits: theowliver

As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?

I apply rule #1! When I leave the house, I always have at least one camera [with] me. Though if I’m out and cycling, that camera is most likely my phone, which is kind of a shame. I’ll get some disposable bodies for the future!

In this digital age, why still film?

Because I’m able to process black and white myself, which brings the cost down (and will soon start on colour developing.) It also makes me think about shots before I take them knowing that if I shoot digital I could become too trigger happy and start shooting mundane things. Film swapping, playing with the chemistry, and the mystery and excitement of developing appeal to me much more than taking a shot, looking at it and taking another.

Love them portraits!

Any song or movie you live by? Please share.

Frank Turner – St. Christopher is Coming Home

I connect too much with this song, it’s not something I want to live by but I always end up slipping into it. Whenever I listen to it my skin prickles and I can see the faces of the people that I want closer in my life. “Yeah whatever else maybe I shall not forget my friends.”

What are you looking forward to in our Community?

The time that the LomoChrome Purple comes on sale and it coincides with a paycheck!

Your favorite analogue camera as of the moment? Why?

Without a doubt the Rolleiflex 3.5/7.5 which I borrowed from a friend. It’s mid 30’s (I think) and has been the most challenging camera to work with. But the results are amazing, it has made me think about composition and light levels. It’s currently loaded with Lomography CN 400!

Credits: theowliver

What is the Lomographic camera you’d want to have someday?

As soon as I have the available funds I’m going to purchase a Konstruktor. Knowing more about the inner workings of an SLR is fascinating, especially putting one together!

Your favorite section or page in our Lomography site?

The LomoLab! There’s always some excitement when uploading new photos & publishing them!

Share your current favorite Lomograph. Why this one?

Credits: raziel_khan

The colours of this shot, the memories of that day, and the lens flare put this up as my number one! Taken by my good friend Lucan (raziel_khan) on a sunny day out on Brick Lane. The stark difference of the colour compared to that of reality brings out more details of the photograph that were if not so highly contrasted (and green) would be missed.

Are you new in this Community? Wanna say hello? Then drop me a line at and you might just be our next Newcomer of the Week!

written by mayeemayee on 2013-08-04 #videos #lifestyle #community-interview #theowliver #newcomer-of-the-week

One Comment

  1. mayeemayee
    mayeemayee ·

    Welcome here @theowliver and thank you for the interview! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: momenthung

    written by lomography on 2015-10-18 #news
    Newcomer of the Week: momenthung

    Moment Hung is a copywriter from Hong Kong who loves attending gigs and meeting new people. In this interview, our newcomer of the week expands more about his passion for live music and of course photography!

    2015-10-18 2
  • Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    written by lomography on 2015-10-25 #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: emilybeaver

    Emily Beaver got the community hooked on her compelling black and white portraits of musicians. Despite the absence of colors, her images are enliven by the intense emotions of her subjects. In this interview, our newcomer of the week opens up about her passion for photography, shooting exclusively with an LC-A, and more.

    2015-10-25 2
  • Newcomer of the Week: klemidesigns

    written by lomography on 2016-01-17 #news #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: klemidesigns

    It's no secret that the community is a treasure trove of film photography tips and techniques. And this artistic atmosphere is what exactly piqued Kellie Leming's interest. In this interview, our newcomer of the week from Nashville, Tennesse opens up about how the music community in her hometown inspires her to be positive and creative and what shooting on film means to her.

    2016-01-17 4
  • Shop News

    Introducing the Lomo'Instant Milano

    Introducing the Lomo'Instant Milano

    Named for the Italian city situated in the Lombardy region, overflowing with art and culture, say hello to the colorful aesthetics of the new Lomo'Instant Milano, the latest member of the Lomo'Instant family!

  • Newcomer of the Week: vasilievas

    written by Lomography on 2016-07-03
    Newcomer of the Week: vasilievas

    Community newcomer vasilievas from Lithuania has been taking photographs on film for almost seven years. In this interview, he talks about his humble beginnings, his passion for art, and the 11th Golden Rule of Lomography.

    2016-07-03 2
  • Newcomer of the Week: gweilolife

    written by lomography on 2016-05-08
    Newcomer of the Week: gweilolife

    Hong Kong-based Lomographer Gweilo uses photography to document the changes in the city and its people. This relentless passion, backed by stunning street shots, sealed his place as our Newcomer of the Week.

    2016-05-08 2
  • Newcomer of the Week: _baunovart_

    written by lomography on 2015-11-15 #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: _baunovart_

    For Patrice Baunov, film photography is an "intimate medium that shows the interaction between the photographer and his surroundings during a specific moment." In this interview, our well-rounded newcomer from Berlin, Germany talks about his wide range of interests and how he applies Lomography's "Don't think just shoot" attitude on his photography and daily life.

    2015-11-15 4
  • Shop News

    Great discounts on Instax Mini films when you them with the Lomo'Instant Milano

    Great discounts on Instax Mini films when you them with the Lomo'Instant Milano

    Purchase the newest, coolest, pinkest Lomo'Instant yet, the Lomo'Instant Milano and get up to 20% off the price of film when you buy it with 10 packs of Instax Mini Films!

  • Newcomer of the Week: witsawarut

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-12-27
    Newcomer of the Week: witsawarut

    This week's featured newcomer takes us on adventure around the colorful streets of Bangkok, Thailand. An architect by profession, he is passionate about arts and photography. Let's all give a loud round of applause to witsawarut, our Newcomer of the Week!

    2015-12-27 3
  • Newcomer of the Week: alexvoyer

    written by lomography on 2016-05-22
    Newcomer of the Week: alexvoyer

    Alex Voyer's LomoHome is his ode to two things that he loves the most: water and photography. Get to know our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this brief interview.

    2016-05-22 4
  • Newcomer of the Week: etienne_despois

    written by Lomography on 2016-07-24
    Newcomer of the Week: etienne_despois

    Etienne Despois' first foray into film photography was made possible by a vintage Canon FTb camera he received from his father. Meet our featured community newcomer from Paris, France in this short interview.

    2016-07-24 1
  • Shop News

    LomoLab: Panoramic & Sprocket Development Services

    LomoLab: Panoramic & Sprocket Development Services

    Panoramic shots are here ready to be processed by our dedicated team experts! Development, prints and scans included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Newcomer of the Week: analogvision

    written by lomography on 2015-11-29 #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: analogvision

    "Love your camera" is Marika's first rule when it comes to shooting film. Her passion for collecting gear stemmed from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of testing a variety of film cameras for her friend's shop. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Prague, Czech Republic, analogvision!

    2015-11-29 6
  • Newcomer of the Week: stripedbeatle

    written by lomography on 2016-03-13
    Newcomer of the Week: stripedbeatle

    Lomographer stripedbeatle is a child of art. He started using a camera in his teens and went on to document his life though videos and music. Let's get to know this community newcomer and film student from the United States.

    2016-03-13 2
  • A True Blue Lomographer: Community LomoAmigo johnny-weimar

    written by morlice on 2016-01-07 #people
    A True Blue Lomographer: Community LomoAmigo johnny-weimar

    Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.

    2016-01-07 1