Aside from being a musician, British acoustic guitarist Dale Campbell is also an experienced Lomographer who had recently rocked out with a Sprocket Rocket! Please check out his latest interview and wonderful lomographs!
Name: Dale Campbell
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a 29 year old guitarist and guitar teacher, and I also perform in a duo called “The Not Quite Quartet” with singer Ricky Tart.
Apart from music, I have an ever increasing interest in making videos. It started when I got a Macbook to make some simple recordings to put online, it must be over 180 videos on various YouTube channels by now. I really enjoy anime and manga, old classics like HNK, Mazinger Z to newer stuff like Naruto, Toriko, my wife and I think Oruchuban Ebichu is hilarious!
How long have you been a lomographer or are you new to this whole thing?
I got my first Lomographic camera when I was 16, that was a 4 shot ActionSampler. Before that, I had a 110 film Minolta, then a 600 Series Polaroid, and a Fuji APS camera. Things have moved on a lot since then, earlier this year I picked up a Sprocket Rocket and a Spinner 360. Since getting them I have have shot hundreds of photos, they are so much fun to use!
The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
Its not really that strange or funny, but when I had just brought my Sprocket Rocket I was sitting in a cafe and a girl came up to me and said “Sorry to disturb you, but where did you get that bag?” turns out she didn’t know there were Lomography stores and got really excited when she found out as she had only got cameras online before. I think she left and headed straight there!
Also people flinching because they think the Spinner is a grenade or something when I use it in public places.
If your photos shown here could have a soundtrack of three songs, what would they be (song title & artist please).
Sound & Vision – David Bowie
Things Behind The Sun – Nick Drake
Ai Wo Torimodose – Crystal King (My one and a half year old son really enjoys this song and it usually gets him to sleep!)
If you could take your Sprocket Rocket and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
I get to cheat a bit here because it would be Japan, but as I am going to be there very soon I’ll choose Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. I went last year and there was so much going on everywhere it would be easy to shoot a sack of film!
The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph.
I think that it would be really nice to have a photo of my Son with my Father who died before he was born.
Tell us a bit about this series of pictures.
These pictures are mostly just holiday photos of my family. I really enjoy photographing my son as everything is new and interesting for him and that helps me to look at everything in a different way, I suppose with fresh eyes. As anyone who has tried to photograph children knows, they do not stay still ! So it means I don’t have time to over think, if I do the shot is gone.
There are a couple of un-intended double exposure and some I did on purpose, one of them I really like it was taken on the beach I flipped the camera upside down and shot the scene again, it just seems to fit together nicely.
What are your current projects?
At the moment I just shoot as many rolls as I can and trying to improve my skills. Nothing is intended for a particular purpose, just for fun and experience. At the time of writing this I haven’t decided which Lomo camera to bring, there will only be room for one of them, I think! Whichever camera makes it, I intend to have fun taking photos in a completely different environment to the one I’m used to. Also, while I’m in Japan, I will be shooting a lot of time-lapses, this will be with a DSLR (I can’t afford that much film!). I recently got into this and I’ve been experimenting with a motion controlled slider. It will all be up on flicker and youtube in late September.
Dale Campbell will perform at Lomography Gallery Store Tokyo on September 9th, so make sure you don’t miss it!