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PhotoBite Explores Actor/Photographers: #3 Elijah Wood

- 7 years ago

Elijah is almost certainly best-known for his role Lord of the Rings and is most definitely another actor who relishes being both in front of the camera and behind it

He is especially keen on shooting with Lomography kit and in an interview with Lomography, Elijah professes his love for the kit, stating that he instantly fell in love with his first LC-A+. Find to follow, some extracts from that interview:

Lomography: How long have you been a Lomographer [or are you new to this whole thing]?
EW: I’ve been shooting with Lomo cameras for about 8 years. The LC-A was the first Lomo camera that I shot with and I have been a fan ever since.

Lomo: Describe the LC-A+ in five words.
EW: Simple. Durable. Mysterious. Surprising. Rewarding.

Lomo: The strangest, funniest, or hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
EW: One of my favourite series of photos that I took were from an off-road trip I took in Baja, California a couple years ago. The terrain we drove through went from dusty desert to alpine mountains in the span of hours, which was incredible. The camera I was using had minor imperfections that made the results some of my favourite photos that I’ve taken. Fun trip as well.

Lomo: If you could take your LC-A+ and a sack of film anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
EW: There are many places that I’d love to take the camera and a bag of film;; on a road trip across the US, Prague, New Zealand. At the top of my list at the moment would be Japan and in particular the metropolis of Tokyo. I love that city and I’m constantly reaching for a camera whilst walking through its mad streets.

Lomo: The one person [living or deceased] who you would most like to photograph.
EW: Jazz musicians in NY during the latter part of the 50’s. I’ve always loved the black and white imagery capturing that world during the growth of Jazz in our country. [That’s a difficult question, as my answer could change with the wind].

The LC-A+ is, of course, precious to Lomographers around the world. What are the most precious things in your life [besides your new LC-A+, of course]?

EW: My family and friends. Music collection. Collected memories.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.