My Friend Charlotte


You’re fairly new to Lomography, so tell us a little about you?

You’re fairly new to Lomography, so tell us a little about you?

OK, my name is Charlotte Colwill, and I was born and have grown up just outside of Ipswich. I’m 20 soon to be 21 in a couple of weeks. I’m studying for a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. My whole family are right Suffolk and are all farmers, so I’ve grown up with dogs, horses, cows, sheep, pigs and tractors!

What is Lomography & has your discovery of it changed your life? If not do you think it will?

Urm its not massively changed my life, but I’m so glad I have it in my life now. Wherever I took my digital camera I now take a lomo camera as well! I also have started developing my film at home, so I spend a bit of time doing that..

Has the Lomography addiction set in yet?

haha, I check my lomo page everyday, so yeah pretty much!

You currently shoot with a horizon kompakt and have done a few rolls through a fisheye, but what camera is next?

oooh there’s a question, if money was no object I would love a Diana + F, but its a bit out of my price range at the moment! But what I really want is the holga cmy, it’s my birthday soon so fingers crossed!

You are an illustrator by heart, is there any way you will combine this with Lomography in the future?

At college I used to draw little monsters on developed negatives, then use an enlarger to develop the photos, that was pretty cool, maybe I will have to dig them out!

Which of the 10 rules of Lomography do you think relates best to your style of shooting?

’Don’t think’, but that’s not difficult for me, also ‘shoot fast’ I hate people fafing about, just take the damn picture!

Give every Lomographer 4 reasons why they should come to IPSWICH, UK to shoot?


1. I live here so does Tom Oliver!

2. Its beautiful – the Orwell Bridge

3. By the sea

4. I’ll give you a ride in a Tractor!

Who is your hero?

Blimey, lots of people. I could say all the cliché ones like my family, my boyfriend, my cat… so I will

Chocolate or cheese?

Cheese of course! But I like the sound of chocolate and cheese on toast..

Thanks for replying to my questions so quickly Charlotte and for letting me borrow your horizon kompakt!

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written by shhquiet on 2009-02-03 #news #interview #my-friend


  1. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Well done interview & good shots. Cool.

  2. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·

    nice interview

  3. mandi
    mandi ·


  4. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    really enjoyed reading this interview, and i love shot #3!!!

  5. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    nice shot number 7 :D

  6. deff1
    deff1 ·

    Great interview and Great Great qaulity shots!

  7. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    So cool! great interview, happy to discover a new lomographer! :))

  8. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Hahaha, I have to go there, imagine, a free tractor ride!!! ;)
    Funny interview, thanx, made my day :)

  9. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    You had me at Tractor Ride!

  10. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    yeah, ive never been given a free tractor ride :(

    i cant wait for mine

  11. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    Great interview with Charlotte.. I have a friend name Charlotte too~!! ,Haha~!! =)

  12. _charlotte_
    _charlotte_ ·

    thanks so much for your lovely comments!

    Charlotte xxxxx

  13. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    tractor rides all round then!!

    Glad to see more graphic designers about :D
    a little insight into you charlotte - thanks :D

  14. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    :D nice interview, but not sure bout the choc n cheese on toast lol

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