Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A-Z | Lomography

Our very own Nicola is an avid lomographer in her spare time, so we thought it was suitable for to write a piece for “L”.

Lomography began with a fateful encounter in the early 1990s. Igniting a new style of artistic experimental photography that we now know as Lomography! http://www.lomography.com

Since getting my first camera a Holga 120CFN Medium format camera back in 2009, my collection has rapidly grown to about 16, you could say that I’m hooked! 

Making the most of my creativity outside of work has broadened my horizons, I’ve started to see things differently and it’s really inspired me. When taking a photograph I want it to be impactful and have a meaning behind it. It’s so easy nowadays to snap away on your digital camera or iphone (as that’s now the no1 choice of camera on flickr!). Bring back the experimentation of film, the excitement of not seeing your what you’ve taken straight away, waiting for your developed films to come back, and even more for me...scanning each one in myself. 

Earlier this year I had a whirlwind 24h trip to Paris, I had one mission, to take as many photos as possible, and look at Paris in a different way, taking iconic landmarks and putting my spin on them...

Then back in May I was lucky enough to go on a once in a lifetime fly drive to Florida, taking in a 800 mile trip including St Petes, Key West and Miami, oh and a sneaky trip to New York... it had to be done.

These are one of a kind, can never be replicated shots.... that’s what I love about lomography, and I hope to inspire you. I’ve also started a monthly free online mag book for avid lomography fans if you fancy checking it out lomolovers vol.1

And for more of my work click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenickie56/