Next on our list of iconic Lomographers is Hugo Pereira, also known in the community as @zulupt, who wishes for "Provia fields, Velvia skies and Sensia dreams." Know more about him in this Q&A!
Name: Hugo Pereira
Year when you joined Lomography: 2006
What keeps you busy now: I’m a proud father of two sons, I lecture workshops about Lomography (Lomowalks) and analogue photography and I’m a CAD designer for the mold industry.
Let's do a backtrack: How did you discover Lomography?
I discovered Lomography in a magazine, there was a short article about the Supersampler. A few months later, occasionally I went to an event where there was a small kiosk that sold Lomography cameras, I instinctively bought my first camera. With my first results, I made my Lomohome. I made first friends on the website, I was very well received by the community, their advice made me grow a lot as a Lomographer.
What was your first Lomography camera?
My first camera was the Supersampler, I always had it with me wherever I went, it quickly became my inseparable companion.
What's your fondest Lomography moment?
My path in Lomography is filled with great moments: my first prize, my first Lomohome award, my first Lomoguru and Lomoamigo articles, and my participation in a team on The Great Lomo LC-A Race is one of my fondest moments.
Could you share some of your earliest Lomography shots?
The first shot with a Supersampler is one of my first shots ever taken with that camera, it is the beginning of my story as a Lomographer. This shot was taken during a short vacation with my best friends, I will never forget those days.
The second shot was taken with my first LC-A (refurbished), this is when I’ve found the wonderful colors of cross-processing. I fell in love with that camera, it still is one of my favorite cameras.
The third shot is my first double exposure, it was taken with a Yashica 35ME and a Lomo LC-A. It’s the beginning of my love affair with doubles, after this I realized that I could add a meaning to my photos, the importance of nature and the connection of the human being with it.
Who were your Lomography friends back then?
My first friends were @Goldie, @Vicuna, @Mephisto19 and @paper_doll. From the beginning to now, I’ve personally met @pepper-B, @robertofiuza, @bongofury, @sprofishgel, @lomollita, @little_porcelain, @sofs_lopes and many others.
What advice would you give newcomers?
I always give the same advice -- have fun, keep it simple, don’t overthink it and, above all, learn and experiment a lot. That is the key to grow as a Lomographer, as a photographer or as an artist. You can learn a lot and apply that knowledge to professional photography or any other kind of art. Lomography can really open your mind.
What does Lomography mean to you?
Lomography is my escape from the everyday routine, a way to make new friends and, most of all, a way to express myself freely without minding any rules, it’s kind of my third son 😊
Some of our favorite shots taken by Zulupt
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