Last February, we opened a challenge for brave Lomographers to trust our match-making skills for an experimental LomoKino film swap project. Among many sign ups, only one strong pair remained: Lomographers Mario Ferrer (@guanatos) and Richard Lin (@lzyrich), who shot this charming short video in the cities of Barcelona and Singapore respectively. Watch the outcome of their "blind date" in this brief interview.
What did you film with the LomoKino and where?
Mario: I filmed some of the places I pass through every day on my way to work. I like these spots, but I never stop to enjoy them as much as I could.
Richard: I took my LomoKino to the beach and shoot in the morning. There were lots of activities going on like people going for a morning jog, cycling, fishing and even playing beach volleyball!
Did you encounter any funny or strange occurrences during this film swap?
Mario: As I was filming on the street, people just stared at me as I cranked away on my LomoKino.
Richard: Yes, as usual like what Mario said, people are curious on the LomoKino and wondering what was I cranking about.
Would you like to do more film swaps with each other soon?
Mario: Yes! I love LomoKino swaps even if they're hard to get them just right. I started doing LomoKino swaps with the Logro Kino Colectivo (three super talented women who are lomographers from Logroño, Spain) a couple of years ago and I got hooked. You can watch them here: 1, 2, and 3.
Richard: Yes, of course! I always enjoyed doing film swapping as you can never guess what the outcome would be. Sometimes it just turns out well and magical! Being able to do a swap with Mario was a great pleasure. Guess will be my turn to send him some films to shoot soon!
Richard and Mario are already cooking up their next LomoKino film swap. So, keep a close watch on the Lomography Magazine—we'll be unveiling their new collaboration soon!