Lomography and American musician Pieta Brown are teaming up for a competition inspired by her song "In The Light" and the theme Visual Music.
Share photos inspired by the song for the chance to win a signed screen-printed Postcards CD, a Pieta Brown "Moon" T-shirt (screen printed with water based inks available in XS-XXL), and the set of 10 Pieta Brown postcards, a Lomography camera, film, and accessories. Photo submissions can include any and all photos in tune with the themes IN THE LIGHT & VISUAL MUSIC. Double exposures are very welcome! Pieta will include/incorporate the submissions in the final and official video for the song "In The Light (with Calexico)" from her recent album of collaborations, Postcards (March 2017, LUSTRE RECORDS).
About Pieta Brown
It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, 'Postcards.' Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion. So, when she was finally stationed at home, she decided to send out some postcards. These weren't just any postcards, though, these were musical postcards, the stripped-down, acoustic shells of new songs she'd written while traveling, and she sent them to folks like Mark Knopfler, Calexico, Mason Jennings, David Lindley, Carrie Rodriguez, Caitlin Canty, and The Pines among others. Her instructions to each were simple: write back.
On the song "In The Light" Pieta writes, "I wrote the song In The Light in a Travelodge in Santa Monica after a walk on the beach ... there was such beautiful light that day ... when I got back to my room a postcard fell out of my notebook. The postcard was a photograph of Allen Ginsberg sitting at a table with a beautiful light streaming in through the window. I picked up my guitar and In The Light was suddenly there. I was thinking about how close we can feel to people across time and space. After I recorded a demo of the song I sent it to Calexico as a musical-open-collaboration-Postcard. Though Calexico hails from Tucson, the track found them in Manchester, England and they added their sounds in a music hall in the afternoon during soundcheck. And that became the first track on the Postcards album."
On her own photography process: "My process remains experimental, but is always connected to the light at any given moment. I'm open to all subjects, and I've experimented with many kinds of film and digital cameras. Now, when I'm on the road touring I lean heavily on my iPhone (with photo apps), but I still use my very first Pentax K1000 to experiment with film when I can. I like instant film too, and have experimented often with Polaroids and Lomo instant cameras. Double and multiple exposures continue to fascinate me. And I've also become very drawn to taking pictures of the instruments I love - so much music and motion in the instruments even when they are still. And since I have many friends and family members that are musicians too, I like to try and find the music (through the lens) in them - even if they are just sitting still or without their instruments. I also enjoy experimenting with moving images and will be using a mixture of stills and moving images for the final In The Light video."
To participate in this competition, follow these steps:
- Capture photos inspired by "In The Light" or representing Visual Music.
- Submit up to 5 images here.
- Remember to edit your photos and add at least 3 meta tags. Images must be taken with an analogue or film camera and not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
If you don't already have a LomoHome, you can create one here.
Grand Prize Winner
- Postcards CD (with small poster and lyrics insert), a signed screen printed Postcards CD, a PB "Moon" T-shirt (screen printed with water based inks available in XS-XXL), and the set of 10 Pieta Brown postcards.
- We will select 10 Runners Up to receive 15 Piggy Points each.
- Pieta will include/incorporate the submissions in the final and official video for the song "In The Light (with Calexico)" from her recent album of collaborations, Postcards (March 2017, LUSTRE RECORDS).
This competition, which serves as the qualifying round for "Trial and Error" category, is open to all. Submission deadline is Friday, June 23, 2017.