Come one, come all. Lomography has partners all over the world to help serve your analogue needs. If you're from Lyon then it's your lucky day! We're featuring our Lyon-based stockist Thibault Murat of Les Ateliers de Marinette in today's installment of Lomography Partners.
Can you introduce yourself to the Lomography community?
Les Ateliers de Marinette is a vintage shop in Lyon, France that also has an online store specializing in vintage stock and film photography.
What does analogue mean to you?
For us, analogue means all the sensations that we can feel physically. Today, everything is going forward at an incredible speed with the digital world and it's important to take our time to understand, feel, and touch all the projects we can.
What does Lomography mean to you?
Lomography is a dynamic company with a great history and a nice community. Always creating new products, Lomography works hard to keep the film industry alive.
Why do you choose to work with Lomography?
We chose to work with Lomography at a time when the supply of films in France was really low and our customers were struggling to find supplies at a good price. We were intrigued by their products that are a good match with our brand.
What is your favorite Lomography product and why?
For us, it's the Lomochrome Metropolis. It's a perfect mix of vintage results and new artistic waves.
Are you doing any creative projects right now for the shop or personally? Please tell us more about them.
Yes, we launched our own 35 mm films, our pin badges, and other Marinette products.
What does the future of analogue photography look like to you? How will this impact your store in the next ten years?
Consumer demand is on the rise and the global interest in film has never been that high for many years, but a lot depends on the manufacturers. Their production capacity and prices are crucial to the expansion and future life of the film industry. So that's why we are always looking for specialty film, expired films, and other film photography-related products. We expect that the film industry will continue to grow steadily with us.
What hardship did your shop/lab have to face during the lockdowns and what kept you going through these trying times?
Our website was already running well before CoVid hit. With the lockdowns, the traffic on our e-shop skyrocketed. We are lucky to see our brand grow every month.
Official Name: Les Ateliers de Marinette
Address: 46 Rue Saint Georges, 69005 Lyon - France
Services offered: camera, film, and antique sales
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