Community LomoAmigo Martin Smith: Summer Shooting with the Lomo'Instant Automat

UK based Community Amigo Martin Smith has recently been testing out his photography skills using the Lomo'Instant Automat. We talked to him about his series of simple, sunny floral shots.

Name: Martin Smith
Location: Crawley Down, West Sussex
Profession: IT Consultant

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm married with two children, two beautiful girls. They are the reason I took up photography in the first place, so that I could take nice photos of them. Aside from photography, I love technology. I also like walking around and traveling.

How did you get on shooting with Lomo’Instant Automat?

I've had a Lomo'Instant since the first Kickstarter (which I still have) and I've had the Lomo'Instant Automat since it was released. I like the level of control the Automat gives me, that allows me to be creative with Instax. Having the attachable lenses is great too, especially the close-up lens. I have no clue how many packs of Instax I've been through, but it's a lot.

What did you choose to shoot?

All these images were taken near where I work in Reigate in Surrey, over a few days at the very beginning of Summer. I really like the close-up lens as it gives an interesting perspective and can really blur out the background.

What tips/advice would you give on shooting with this camera?

Shoot with it a lot and make use of the attachment lenses. With the close-up lens get in really close in good light and you will get really detailed colorful images.

You can keep up with Martin's photography via: or via twitter westen30.

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Lomo'Instant Automat

Lomo'Instant Automat

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