Incase there was any doubt left about the Lomo LC-A+ being able to turn anyone into an analogue lover, we witness underwear designer and men’s lingerie entrepreneur based in Croatia fall in love with a new sweetheart while he tells us why men should feel good about what is under their clothes too.
REAL NAME Kreso Gotovac
Please tell the Lomography Community a little bit about yourself and how you most prefer to spend your time.
I love life and try to get as much as I can out of it everyday. It’s not too hard to do living in Croatia, beautiful beaches, new destinations every weekend and fine weather. When I’m at work I enjoy it and when I’m not at work I’m not checking emails.
How long have you been a Lomographer (or are you new to this whole thing?)
Brand new and have fallen in love with analogue again! To be honest I was all about my camera phone before, sounds shameful since I have seen the light. Now when I think about going somewhere I usually first wonder if there will be any good photo opts.
Tell us a about your underwear line Ballbra and why you’re so passionate about tailoring underwear to men’s needs.
Well the Ballbra is mostly about having fun for me as it is not my full time job. It is really just something I enjoy doing and I feel good about proving all my bros out there with something they need. The way I see it, men should be entitled to sexy lingerie too. When you’re wearing something a little more structured than your old worn out boxers you really do feel different. And well, if you feel more inspired to show off what you’re wearing under your pants, that can’t be bad either right?
Where did you get the idea for your brand?
Ballbra.com was invented/came to me while sailing the beautiful islands of Croatia. Wish I had an LC-A+ then to catch the moment. It was while lying on the beach on the island of Korcula, when an older gentleman’s testicles fell from his very tight swim trunks in front of me, and I instantly said “THIS MAN NEEDS A BALLBRA”. And so I came to invented the one of a kind underwear which is called ballbra today
If your photo selection had a soundtrack what would it be? (3 songs title & artist please).
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
In for the Kill (la roux)
Smile like you mean it (killers)
What is the strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had?
You know when you hand your camera to a complete stranger and ask them to take a photo of you? I love doing that with the Lomo LC-A+! People are totally confused and have the greatest reactions. So now I just stop people for fun. The last stranger who I shoved the LC-A+ at told me, “you know you can get new camera pretty cheep these days”. Ha!
What’s is next for you in the foreseeable future? Anything we should look out for?
Recently we launched www.underwearpockets.com, and pushing more new and crazy ideas which we hope to have some photos of soon for you.
Any parting words of wisdom for other Lomography newbie’s getting back into analogue for the first time?
Learn about yourself, love your LC-A+ Camera and it will love you back with amazing shotsssss!
In as few words as possible, why do you think every guy should be in your underwear?
WHY NOT? Be Different, Wear Ballbra and UnderwearPockets!!!