One of my favorite things about photography is how creative and original people are. I mean we all love backlight and at f/2.0, or do we? It is so refreshing to see stuff outside the box and different from everyone elses’. That is what I love about having this blog. Being able to showcase all the creativity out there.
I am very honored that Kevin Meredith aka lomokev on flickr submitted a series of his photographs of children. This guy is a genius and he accomplishes it all (or most of it) with a simple camera with hardly any settings. Kevin uses a lomo-lca camera or camera(s) as I am sure he owns several. On this psuedo toy camera, the only thing you control is the film speed and setting the “zone” for the zone distance focusing. The aperture and shutter speed is all in camera and the focus is iffy. Kevin uses a measuring stick to make sure his distances are correct to get his spectacular focus. Of course he isn’t picky. He uses lots of different cameras, digital and film. Some of the shots below are digital, some are film, all different sorts of cameras. The lomo is his mainstay though.
I am such a fan of Kevin’s work for his color and composition. If you don’t know his work from flickr than you are missing out. His photos are often picked by the flickr bosses to grace the opening pages of the site. The man is a genius.
He lives and works in Brighton Beach which is sort of near London. And by work we mean he writes books about photography and takes loads of photos. He also gives workshops if you are in the area. I picked up his book “Hot Shots” in Urban Outfitters one day and fell in love with his work. Now I use Hot Shots as my textbook in my photography classes I teach at a local school. The best thing about the book is that he tells you how he got each photography. The kids love it.
In fact, I am so excited about this guy and his work that if you leave a comment here today and tell me why you need or want his book, Hot Shots, I will pick one of you and send it to you. Be convincing and I will take the most in need/want.
I love the colors in that blue one. Isn’t it amazing? Want the book for free? Tell me why.
Wendy + Tory