You may already have met Kamila over here and here. Always on the move, on the verge of a new adventure, Kamila spent some days in Paris during that springtime filled with soft light and acidulous colors. She took the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with her, and this is the result.
Hello Kamila, how are you? What have you been up to since the last time?
I've moved country, been back to shoot in my adoptive homeland Brazil, and to a hospital in New York. I shot a campaign video in London and a music video in Portugal. I had an exhibition in Brussels, and right now I'm in Lisbon. I'm finally taking care of redoing my website; and wrapping up projects I've been keeping secret for ages. I’m traveling to Corsica this month.
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the cities and countries where I live, which are like chapters. Right now I'm in Lisbon. I'm so happy that I don’t really have words. It's a city where I fall in love every day, so I'm shooting loads. Being in love is also very inspiring.
What was your first impression upon seeing and holding the Neptune Convertible Art Lenses?
I've had the chance to test loads of Lomography Art Lenses, and this one is definitely more compact. The different front lenses fit in the palm of your hand - and I notoriously have baby hands. I also thought they look like futuristic coffee cups, that you might have in a fancy designer spaceship.
How does the Convertible Art Lens System fit into your (photography) style?
For me, the last year was all about learning tons of new things in photography. It’s mad but one year back, I'd rarely shot with anything else than 50mm. My partnerships and campaigns with Lomo have taught me heaps; about diversifying my craft, techniques - and understanding wider or shorter lenses. 50mm is still my focal length of choice, but it's important to vary. So the Neptune system is great, for incentivising you to do that, and offering you the chance to alternate between 3 different focal lengths easily.
Could you share your best photo and the story behind that shot?
This photo was inspired by a book called Everything That Can Happen In A Day, by David Horvitz. There's a page where he asks the reader to take a picture with their head buried in the leaves of a tree. A peacock photobombed our attempt.
I mainly love the next photo, where the encounter with the tree's foliage left us covered in pollen. It was the first day of May which was a beautiful month.
Any other tip about the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System ?
Trying out new things is the backbone of photography, so the system is great for encouraging that.