Graefin Interview


Continuing our installment of interviews with the Lubitel Lovers, here is what Graefin had to say:

Continuing our installment of interviews with the Lubitel Lovers, here is what Graefin had to say:

1. How long have you been a Lomographer? How did you get into it?

My first encounter with Lomography was back in 2003 when I saw an Actionsampler in a small shop in Bristol (UK) where I was staying as an exchange student. It was über-expensive so I didn’t buy it! But I immediately researched where to get one in Germany because I felt that this was just my piece of cake – I always wanted to take pictures but I never had my own camera. Then, in summer 2003, I went to Berlin and bought my Actionsampler at the KaDeWe and from then on I just fell in love with Lomography! It was just like a fever. I managed to get hold of a Colorsplash camera next, then I bought an old LC-A, etc.

2. What do you most love about the Lubitel?

The focusing hood! Today people don’t know how to use such a camera. Whenever I take out my Lubitel there sure is at least one person approaching me and asking me how to use this camera. And this is just because of the focusing hood. They can’t imagine how to take picture with such a strange apparatus. Besides, I like to view the images mirror-inverted.

3. Describe the Lubitel in five words.

Reliable, easy to use, robust, experimental, old-fashioned

4. The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.

Gosh, it always feels great when people approach me and ask what the hell I’m holding in my hands. It’s the small things that make me smile. One great encounter was when I went to a Fettes Brot (German hip-hop group) concert in Hamburg. Me and some other fans had a small meeting with the band and I brought my Holga with me. The others all had digital cams and I had to take 3 pictures of other fans with the band because my camera looked so weird.

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written by lucasjakobsson on 2008-10-12 #news #medium-format #interview #lubitel


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    great interview and an amazing gallery!!!

    funny: you can see me on one shot and there is a picture of my holga120wpc in the gallery :D

  2. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    Love the interview and the gallery. Haha...i was looking through the gallery and said "hmmm...that looks like Mephisto19" and now I know I was correct ;-)

    Wish I could come to Germany sometime and go play with you guys.

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    maybe we meet again on next lwc...! :D

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I like these lubinterviews! this one is great too and Graefin works are so good!

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