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The crew was invited to cover the inaugural Lomography Singapore outing, a casual and spontaneous event to celebrate the opening of Lomography’s Gallery Store in Singapore.
Lomographers were split into groups and given LomoMissions to complete – all themed JUMP! Though the rain was ever present, participants were all insanely creative with their shots.
Lomography photographers are really a growing community in Singapore. Some may call it a trend or a fad of our generation, but at least we know that our interpretation of it IS something our generation can call its own.
The irreverence and carefree nature of what the pros would called ‘pseudo’ photography is just a small part of how we have come to define ourselves. We may not be professional or know one particular field at the back of our hands, but something about how we have grown up and what we are exposed to as the Internet generation has really led us to improvise, learn and be inspired by more art forms and creative work than previous generations have ever had the privilege to.
Call us (the creatives of this generation) an amateur hodgepodge of art forms if you’d like, but give us some time to refine our craft. I’m sure someday when we’re a whole lot better at what we do, we’ll have the inspirations of our youths to thank.
I know this is only very vaguely related to Lomography, but thinking about the whole ‘elitist-professional’ vs. ‘indie-amateur’ debacle and how some choose to define and isolate the two often leaves a young creative confuddled. Some of us are technical gods, others are better storytellers… Can we all just get along and help each other create the important things that matter? (Like people, history, places… Of course, being biased here, because these are the things that are important to us.)
Thanks Meerly and Shuyun (of Lomography Singapore) for inviting us to capture this slice of Singaporean exuberance. In case you don’t know it yet, we’re going to have our very own Lomography Gallery Store really soon. I remember traveling in Europe and being really excited whenever I came across the stores. (Because they were colorful and shiny and one such as myself gravitates magnetically to such.)
For more photos of JUMP!, do visit our Flickr page here.