Lomography x Paul Simon: The So Beautiful or So What Rumble


Lomography is extremely honoured to team up with musical legend Paul Simon; the winner of 12 Grammy awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a member of the songwriter’s hall of fame. Together we bring you the So Beautiful Or So What rumble!

Paul Simon, photo by Mark Seliger

Paul Simon is a true hero, over the years he has brought the world many hit songs, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Graceland’ and our favourite, ‘Kodachrome’:

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s
a sunny day

Paul Simon has just released a new album, titled ‘So Beautiful Or So What’, so we want you to submit your shots that are ‘so beautiful’ to this rumble, in order to win some truly legendary prizes from Paul Simon and Lomography.

To inspire you, here is a clip from So Beautiful Or So What.

The Prizes

First Prize
One lucky winner will get handwritten lyrics by Paul Simon, a framed, signed image, 180 gram vinyl and deluxe CD/DVD in a 12” box and a Lomo Lubitel 166+.

Runners Up
Five runners up will each get a gift pack of film Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 35, Lomography B+W 100 120 and Lomography Redscale 100 120.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your most beautiful shots now to win this part of musical history!

  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Upload Limit: 10 Photos
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

written by littlemisslove on 2011-06-14 #news #competition #rumble #lubitel #london #uk #lgs #paul-simon #so-beautiful-so-what


  1. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    I cant wait until the 30th June when i see Paul Simon in Birmingham!!!

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    PAUL SIMON?!?!?!?!?!??! OMG!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!! whatever the rumble is about i LOVE it... should calm down and READ i guess
    i heard him with garfunkel in munich, but only from the outside and only two songs - but it was magic

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    Lomo Lubitel 166+? Paul Simon? oooofffffffffffff :D

  4. welland
    welland ·

    I want to win this almost as much as the xpro white lines competition!

  5. grazie
    grazie ·

    Wow!!! I love Paul Simon and excited about the new album! Excited about this rumble too :)

  6. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    wooowww! insane prizes!

  7. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    i'm completely crazy about paul simon!! and garfunkel!!! thei're on my top 3 musicians/bands!!! love love love! ♥ ♥ ♥

  8. lightblue
    lightblue ·

    well, i want to win this more than WHATELSE competition in the world of lomography!!!! the prize includes handwritten lyrics by Paul Simon!!! i hope i'm the winner!!!! or someone that loves paul as i do! good luck everyone!! great competition! peace and love :D

  9. squamy
    squamy ·

    Eeeee!! Paul Simon! ♥

  10. squamy
    squamy ·

    Oops. Well...I love Paul Simon..so much so I got excited and got my comment wrong. Great comp!

  11. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    This is unbelievable - good luck all!

  12. b0rn2b1ush
    b0rn2b1ush ·

    wonderful music from a very talented man... and wonderful lubi as top prize... hmmm... nice rumble!

  13. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    Epic rumble !

  14. pixelperfectimages
    pixelperfectimages ·

    Where can I find the complete Rules for the Contest?

  15. photog59
    photog59 ·

    How do you enter this contest? It's not apparent on this page.

  16. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    Wow!!! This is so cool!

  17. littlemisslove
    littlemisslove ·

    @photog59 once you have some photos uploaded to your lomohome (which you can do by clicking 'lab' at the top of the page, under the menu bar) they will all appear underneath the competition text, then you can just simply click the ones you want to enter

  18. littlemisslove
    littlemisslove ·

    @pixelperfectimages what do you want to know?

  19. james_taylor
    james_taylor ·

    not sure how to add tags

  20. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    Hi @james_taylor, please refer to this link www.lomography.com/about/faq/1533-how-do-i-fill-in-the-meta… Thanks! =)

  21. jonalon
    jonalon ·


  22. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I can't believe I just saw this now!!! JOIN!

  23. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I want a Lubitel so bad I wanna cry!

  24. mmoya
    mmoya ·

    You can find the Cold War Kids Winner Announcement here:

  25. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    wow! so Cool :)

  26. malaya5829
    malaya5829 ·

    Paul Simon changed the direction of my life from the time I was five years old and I am so grateful to this man! I have a letter that I wrote him when I was nine in my closest but was too embarassed to send it telling him how much I adore him and his unbelievably touching music :)

  27. disdis
    disdis ·

    handwritten lyrics by Paul Simon? That worth all the beauty in the world!

  28. gittlob
    gittlob ·

    This is an awesome comp!!!

  29. fefo
    fefo ·

    I love Paul Simon!! Nice combination!

  30. yolicious
    yolicious ·

    this is great! i've just submitted some pics too! :)

  31. dan_brito
    dan_brito ·

    phew! Thought I was too late.

  32. welland
    welland ·

    Paul Simon was incredible at glastonbury, so good! I have got some lomo shots coming!

  33. zoezo
    zoezo ·

    Paul Simon you were amazing last night in Birmingham!!!

  34. marjanbuning
    marjanbuning ·

    i love his music! why why was i not here.... oooooh bleep

  35. zoezo
    zoezo ·


    my photos from the Birmingham concert :-))

  36. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

    I can't believe I forgot to enter some shots for this amazing competition... :(

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