Late one night last December, I came across this exceptional flickr set while randomly hopping around the Interwebs. My eyes and attention were immediately drawn to this splash of vibrant color and crisp detail, photos of luminous quality that were both fresh and classic at the same time. Responsible for this smorgasbord of imagery is MrLomo.

 

closer Gormley man ©Marc Davies

closer Gormley man ©Marc Davies

 

MrLomo is Marc Davies, a London-based web designer and art director who has been shooting Lomo for over a decade. His experience and skill shines forth in his photographs. Armed with an arsenal of lo-fi cameras, and the occasional digital, he goes around capturing his surroundings on film. He seems to have a knack for capturing color and texture, which gives a sense of urgency and life to the subjects he shoots, subjects which aren’t so glamorous or sexy. And he makes it all seem so easy.

 

seagull vs cheesy wotsit ©Marc Davies

seagull vs cheesy wotsit ©Marc Davies

 

His are the types of shots we all wish we could take using our Lomos and Holgas and Smenas and Horizons. Marc, I’m a loooong way off from this level of lo-fi shooting but it pays to have something to aspire to, and, MrLomo, that’s you.

 

pipe smoking man ©Marc Davies

pipe smoking man ©Marc Davies

 

For more of MrLomo’s magical shots, visit him on flickr, here.

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