The spirit of spontaneity, expression, and creative photography lives on in in the hearts of Lomographers throughout the world. Regardless of style or preference, each and everyone share the love for photography. For 25 years, Lomography has been bringing the most creative and wonderful ways to expand our photographic experiences. We've met a lot of people along the way and this series is dedicated especially to them!
Today we recognize satanic57 or Jeff Hahn in real life and follow her majestic journey with Lomography.
Name: Jeff Hahn
Year when you joined Lomography: 2003
What keeps you busy now: Photography and travelling
Let's do a backtrack: How did you discover Lomography?
Some kids in the year above me in school had a Supersampler and I remember stumbling on their Lomohomes account and falling in love with the lo-fi, fun approach to photography. Prior to that I thought of photography as being strictly SLR on tripod, aimed at landscapes and drab sunsets. Lomography opened me up to the world of light leaks and blurs, and it enabled me to see the world with new eyes. I've since gone on to study photography at university and graduated my skills into a full time career - all thanks to Lomography.
What was your first Lomography camera?
It was the Colorsplash camera, in white! Since then I have owned/still own the Supersampler, Holga, Diana, Instant backs (on both of those), the LCA, Actionsampler, Fisheye, and probably a few more...
What's your fondest Lomography moment?
For me the entire experience was incredible. I was about 13/14 when I discovered Lomography and made a group of friends all around the world, diverse in cultures, ethnicities, gender, sexuality etc. It was my MySpace, but more deeply saturated, and exciting. When I was 16 I visited London and a group of us had a meetup. I ended up missing my flight at one point and the lovely Jess (jaypeg) let me crash at hers until I could book a new flight back home to Hong Kong. To this day I'm still so touched that a community went from URL to IRL, to help me in a moment of need.
Could you share some of your earliest Lomography shots?
Who were your Lomography friends back then?
Off the top of my head, I had my digital family: carmendevos was my mother, webmeister was my grandfather, bonnie patterson was my aunt, adamscott, maya newman, jaypeg, janette gregson, scootiepye, pixelgod, too many to name! I always remembered deeply admiring Natalie Zwillinger's work, she was my favourite!
What advice would you give new Lomographers?
Embrace the mistakes and keep making them!
Some of our favorite photos by satanic57
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