Monday, 5 July 2010

The Spinner 360° : The Story

Haloo pecinta lomography di Indonesia , perkenalkan nama saya Adi. Saya anggota Lomonesia sejak tahun 2007. Saya cinta LOMOGRAPHY! Mungkin banyak yang bertanya di lomohomes saya, mulai dari “waaah spinner??!”, “Mas,dapet spinner dari mana?” , “Kok udah punya spinner lagi? Emang udah keluar di Indonesia?” sampai “wahhhhh ngiler” atau “wooooww curang!” . Untuk menjawab pertanyaan dan pernyataan yang telah disebutkan tadi, saya akan bercerita sedikit mengenai bagaimana saya menjadi tester dari kamera Spinner 360 ini.
Pada akhir tahun lalu, tepatnya pada bulan Desember, ada artikel di bagian magazine di www.lomography.com yang berjudul “Lomography’s Got Talent”, saya kira Lomography membutuhkan penyanyi atau orang orang mempunyai bakat unik seperti yang saya liat di British Got Talent atau America Got Talent ternyata saya salah. Berikut ini sebagian dari artikel tersebut :

And what is it all about? Singing, dancing, acting as a model, yodeling… ? No. Lomography, images, film… ? Yes. But we won’t reveal the details just yet, it’s a secret. If you want to be part of a small circle of conspirators, all you need to do is send an application if you meet the following requirements:
- you are an enthusiastic analogue aficionado
- you like to spend your time taking pictures and take your camera(s) everywhere you go
- you own a flatbed scanner with the ability to scan negatives or at least have access to one


Lalu saya mengirim email kepada lomographer favorit saya yang bekerja untuk Lomography yaitu Mandi. Mungkin teman-teman tahu Mandi karena dia selalu ada di buku kamera Lomography. Dalam email tersebut saya mengirim sebagai berikut :

Haloo Mandi!

i'm adi, my username is adi_totp.
I lived in Indonesia. A tropical country with thousand of beautiful island,especially Bali.
I lived in Bandung. A very beautiful city yet crowded.
The scanner model I used is CanoScan 4400f. That scanner is in my room so i'm so grateful my parents bought me it for my big hunger of taking a lot of lomographs.

P.S : I already got this talent,maybe you'll notice this. I'm a Lens Licker ;p hahaha

thanks Mandi

adi


Lalu seminggu kemudian Mandi membalas email saya :

dear participant,

after considering your application, checking all the entries, comparing statistical, demographic and all sorts of other data we finaly decided to give you the ultimate chance to be in the final round.
final round already?
yes, lomography says: be fast.

before you enter the mysterious world of this project we just need two more things from you:

- your current address. you will receive a little package containing ###### and #######.


- you have to confirm that all the information provided from now on as well as all related communication and content is confidental.
this means you are not allowed to post details/images anywhere (websites/blogs/print/..) until further notice. you are not allowed to pass on any information/images to other people, especially users on lomography.com and people posting on websites/blogs/print/...
it is very important that we can rely on your discretion due to legal and commercial issues!

you will get more detailed information after receiving the package. or even a little sooner
this is a semi-automatic email but feel free to consider me as your consultant from now on.

cheers,

mandi

Yaa karena ini adalah sebuah produk rahasia jadi saya tidak boleh memberitahu siapapun. Jadi mohon maaf bagi teman teman lomonesia khususnya anak anak Bandung selama ini (hampir 7-8bulan) telah menyimpan rahasia mengenai produk yang belum dirilis di Indonesia. Saya merasa sangat beruntung dapat menjadi beta tester Spinner 360 namun untuk menjaga rahasia ini sangat berat rasanya,hahaha..
Pada hari Sabtu di bulan Desember 2009, sebuah mobil DHL mampir di rumah saya, saya kebetulan yang menerima paket tersebut lalu saya buka box berisi dua lusin film Lomography CN ISO 100,400 dan 800 serta sebuah benda aneh. Saya kira benda ini bukan kamera namun adik saya Wira yang cerdas mengambil kamera tersebut lalu menarik tali yang ada di kamera lalu BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ benda tersebut berputar 360 derajat lebih. “WOOOOOOOOOWW! INI KAMERA ,KANG ADI” adik saya berkata kepada saya. Lalu saya cek email saya dan ada email dari Mandi. Dalam email tersebut berisi :

as i saw just now, you received your package. now i hope your not organizing a lomo meet to see this little wonder of plastic, but take some time to look at it, understand and follow the little instructions below. your first task is to shoot a roll of film, develop it, and then scan it. in the meantime do whatever you like, except reveiling the camera to all other maniacs outside there

Sekali lagi saya tidak boleh memperlihatkan kamera ini kepada siapapun khususnya pecinta lomography. Mohon maaf yaa,teman- teman! Saya segera membaca manual kamera tersebut lalu mengambil kamera itu lalu memasukkan film ISO 400 yang direkomendasikan Mandi untuk roll pertama dengan setting cloudy atau f/8. Saya pun keluar rumah membawa kamera tersebut lalu menarik kamera tersebut BZZZZZZZZZZZZ, BZZZZZZZZZ, BBZZZZZZZZ, BZZZZZZZZZZZZZz, BBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, BBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, BZZZZZZZZZzzz, BZZZZZZZZZZZZ lalu saya heran kenapa kamera saya ga bisa muter lagi, taunya kamera ini hanya dapat mengambil 8 foto yang super duper panorama 360 derajat. Lalu saya cuci film tersebut dan berkata kepada diri saya sendiri “panjaaaang banget hasilnya” hampir 3 kali lebih panjang dari panjang foto hasil horizon yang menghasilkan foto panorama juga namun hanya 120 derajat sedangkan ini 360 derajat! Inilah THE SPINNER 360.
Selama berbulan bulan, saya tes kamera setelah roll pertama saya makin penasaran lalu saya kebetulan liburan ke Jawa Tengah tepatnya Yogyakarta dan saya tes kamera ini. “360 of Candi Borobudur” Semuanya serba 360. Roll demi roll pun saya habiskan. Saya pun sangat terkagum-kagum dengan kamera ini. Saya pun ditanya kesan dan pesan saya mengenai Spinner 360 oleh Lomography :

1. You’ve been spinning around with this camera for several months now. What do you think of it?
IT’S 360° OF LIFE!! Mandi said “the camera will turn 360°+ creating a super panoramic image. self-portrait guaranteed” that is absolutely true!! This camera gives you 360° image. You can see my images from the spinner 360° is all about me and my face and I turn out be a SELF POTRAIT MONSTER with this camera. YEAH!! For you self portrait lover out there this camera you must try! The trademark of this camera : THE SPINNER POSE!! I think everybody has the spinner pose on their images. It was really really exciting to spin around with this camera, it’s a camera that you would take everywhere. The Spinner 360° is really nice when you use a ISO 400 film and use the camera in a sunny location with the sunny setting. This gives you 360° of life. Seriously, I mean it.


2. What is your approach to Spinner 360° Lomography?
Don’t think just spin! Spin the camera, spin yourself, spin the landscape in front of you and capture the 360° of Life. Just do it! Just spin it! Spin! Spin! Spin! Spin 360°! Spin 360 + °! Spin 180°! Spin 90°! Spin 45°! Spin 720°! Okay enough with the spin. Since this camera create 360°+ super panoramic image you must remember that you are not only shooting what is in front of you but also all the other things happening around you, so the more is happening the more you will discover later on in the image. That’s totally cool!


3. Your favourite technique?
That question is like “what is your favorite child?” oh well oh well, it’s a hard question but I have to answer it right? I LOVE THESE TECHNIQUES Standard spin, Overhead spin, Rollercoaster. I like to mix them actually, the good mix is the overhead spin with the rollercoaster! WOOOOOW!! It’s like an image from outer space aah that’s too much I think, but it’s true! I descript it like this “ Images in wavelike perspective for stunning landscape with your face on it” . The “your face on it” is of course my deadly techniques because I’m now the self portrait monster with this camera, HA HA HA HA HA . Back to the answer, I suggest that all of you try to mix techniques of the camera. Remember IT’S 360° OF LIFE. Don’t be shy to try it out and mix it!


4. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m The Lens Licker, I’m a full time Lomographer. and they call me Adi. Right now I’m a fresh graduated student, still seeking for the right job. I’ve been trying out and spinning around with this camera for several months. Every time I used it, I always go to spin this camera in some places that I think Bandung Lomographer don’t go, it’s very cool to keep this camera secretly. So I’ve been spinning around for months with this camera secretly, actually I really enjoyed it! Thank you Lomographic Society International for giving me the chance to test this wonderful-spinning-my head camera.


Intinya mengenai hal di atas, menurut saya Spinner 360 mempunyai aturan “ just remember that you are not only shooting what is in front of you but also all the other things happening around you... so the more is happening the more you will discover later on in the image” 360° OF LIFE. Bukan hanya foto diri sendiri saja menggunakan spinner 360 karena kamera ini bersifat “self-portrait guaranteed” jadi kita harus memperhatikan semua yang ada di keliling kita, bawa kamera ini kemanapun teman-teman pergi. Pada saat car free day, pada saat jalan di bundaran HI, pada saat lari di Sabuga, sedang pergi ke Dufan, jalan jalan dengan teman di Braga. Kemanapun teman-teman pergi bawa Spinner 360 dan nikmati 360° OF LIFE karena Bumi juga berputar jadi kita harus juga ikut berputar hahahaha. Happy Spinning,Lomonesia! PULL THE CORD AND LET THE MAGIC HAPPEN!


Adi (www.lomography.com/homes/adi_totp)



The Spinner 360°





Spinner 360°

Diana World Tour : The Diana Vignette Exhibition








The Diana World Tour has opened! Actually, lucky for me I got the chance to participate in the Diana Vignette Exhibition. This exhibition is a part of The Diana World Tour in Berlin. So this is my first exhibition in Berlin. So exciting! Thanks to Lomography, Lomography Gallery Store Berlin and Melanie.
So this is my photo.



Thanks to graefin for the photos.

Contact Print










A contact print is a photographic image produced from film sometimes from a film negative,sometimes from a film positive. The defining characteristic of a contact print is that the photographic result is made by exposing through the film negative or positive onto a light sensitive material that is pressed tightly to the film. Oh well these day you can't get contact prints in Indonesia so I scan my negatives all over again and again to achieve a contact print-look alike. Keep your negative clean and fresh!