LOMOGRAPHY

Everyone can be an honest-to-goodness flmmaker thanks to Lomography, that champion of analogue film. Fancy making a movie for Blueprint? Read on…

In these all-encompassing digital days Blueprint has decided to look in the opposite direction for a while and celebrate the warmth and humanity of the analogue age, when the letter ‘i’ was just another vowel.

Lomography has long-championed the world of film, keeping its eye focused on the world of sprockets and emulsions. A few months ago it launched the Lomokino, a hand-cranked, 35mm movie camera, so we grabbed some and passed them to a hand-picked group of creatives, from architects to actual filmmakers.

Their brief was simple: make us a film of less than a minute (simple, but not everyone managed that bit) around the topic Inside Out.

The results range from the magical to the surreal, with a few tasters shown above. You can see the final movies on our website at blueprintmagazine.co.uk.

We will be making more of these Lomokino movies, and have also teamed up with Pentax, which is lending us some Marc Newson-designed digital cameras. The resulting films will be on show at Design Junction during London Design Festival in September. If you’d like to get involved in making a movie for us, email the editor, Johnny Tucker, on johnny.tucker@ blueprintmagazine.co.uk with ‘moviemaker’ in the subject box.

Our thanks to Lomography for lending us the cameras for so long – long enough for them to bring out another version the MUBI… You can find out more about its unapologetically analogue world at lomo.com

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