Blueprint Meets Lomokino: The Movies
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 firmly 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 a handful and handed them over to a handpicked group of creatives, from architects to actual filmmakers.
Their brief was simple: makes 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 the final four shown here.
Blueprint Lomokino movie by Film Club from Blueprint on Vimeo.
Blueprint Lomokino movie by The Partners from Blueprint on Vimeo.
Blueprint Lomokino movie by Studio Columba from Blueprint on Vimeo.
Blueprint Lomokino movie by Nissen Richards from Blueprint on Vimeo.
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 Junctionduring London Design Festival in September.
If you’d like to get involved in making a movie for us, email the editor, Johnny Tucker, on [email protected]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 Lomokino MUBI… You can find out more about Lomography’s unapologetically analogue world at lomographylondon.co.uk