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Photo Booth: Johnny Elia X Lomo

Recently Lomography gave me one of their cameras to experiment with. They asked me if I could take pictures of my life as the Online Editor for Ride UK/ rider. I’m always using these iPhone apps that shoot toy style photos, so why not do it for real with film.

It’s been a long time since I shot with film. We’re all so used to looking at the back of the camera/mobile phone. I can tell you now, using a camera with very little settings and no way of checking to see what the photo looked like, I was quite scared that I got nothing, but then very excited to see what I actually got.

Anyway, here it goes! Here’s some photos I shot with a Lomography Sprocket Rocket.

My camera bag. This is where the Sprocket Rocket lived for over 2 months.

Heading out into town for a street session.

Cruising around my home town, Cambridge.


Ice cream stop on the first hot week of 2011.

I don’t drive, so I spent a lot of time travelling around on trains.

Kings Cross Station. One of the stations I spend most of my time in, commuting in and out of the office.

Editing into the night.

On the road. This camera spent a lot of time travelling around with me even though it was hardly ever used.

The crowd at the 2011 FISE Event.

The FISE Park Course.

Local trails.

Catch the sun at the trails.

Sunset after a chilled day at the trails.

Packing up.

I had to use up the film so I just randomly shot into the sun and this was the turn out.


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