Lomographer David van den Abeele (@puran) turns even ordinary moments into a spectacle. In this interview, our featured Community newcomer from Ravensburg, Germany talks about his inspiration and why he still shoots on film.
Name: David van den Abeele
Location: Ravensburg, Germany
Please tell us something about yourself and what you do.
I feel like a millionaire because I got three kids and a wonderful lady! I like anything analogue especially vinyl players and cameras. I shoot photos to preserve moments and emotions. To let art happens and escape the hectic schedule of the day.
How did you find the Community and who/what convinced you to join?
As you have read the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography, what rule do you apply in your everyday life?
I apply Rule 10 (Forget about the rules) in my everyday life. With this mindset, I feel absolutely free—there are no boundaries!
In this digital age, why still film?
Pictures shot on film got no limitation and I love the moment when I press the shutter button, so many things happen inside the camera in this short time. With a 1000/sec shoot, the mechanics of the camera interacts with the chemical aspect of shooting, creating a copy of the scene using light.
Your favorite analog camera as of the moment? Why?
It is my Canon AE1 Program with an Canon FD 50mm 1:1.4 Lens. I like this because its so old yet it still works like a wonder.
What is the Lomographic camera you’d want to have someday?
I would like to have the Lomo Lubitel 166+.
Any song, book, or movie you live by?
I love the song "St. James Infirmary Blues" by Teddy Wilson. It relaxes me and gives me inspiration every time.
Share your current favorite Lomograph, could be yours or a friend’s. Why?
I love this picture because it transports so much emotion and truth.
Any Community member you look up to? If so, why him or her?
@analogview. She's the community member I look up to because she got the magic eye for moments and she is doing her work with passion. I would like to reach this level of passion!
What are you looking forward to in our Community?
I look forward to see and find more and more of brilliant Pictures from brilliant Photographers in the Community and I hope that I get closer to some of the members.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Caroline! Welcome to the Lomography Community and we're all looking forward to seeing more of your work!