Livin' the (Analogue) Life With Frenchyfyl

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Web and print graphic designer Philippe Multeau, aka frenchyfyl, is a Lomography community member since 2011. Looking at his photographs gives us joy — snapshots taken of and with family and friends, awesome picture-postcard places, and special memories — in a spectrum of bright colors and happy smiles.

Credits: frenchyfyl

How did you discover Lomography?

In 2011, during a trip to Barcelona, I came across a Lomography Store in the old town area, and it was a revelation. I did not even know that film photography still existed! I left the store with a Diana and I have since abandoned digital photography! Shortly after the Diana, I bought a La Sardina. Then, over the years, the purchases kept going: a Lomo LC-A+, a Lomo LC-Wide, a Fisheye 2, a Sprocket Rocket, a Supersampler... a real addiction!

Credits: frenchyfyl

What do you love about the Lomography community?

In 8 years, I got to know a lot of people from all around the world! We exchange tips, we do "films-swap", we share our photos together. When you live like me in a very small village lost in the countryside, you do not often meet people who practice film photography. With the Lomo Community, I know that I'm not the only one loving this medium!

Credits: frenchyfyl

What I also like is looking at the pictures of the Community, and seeing the daily life of ordinary people, just like me, who do not live in my country. Places where I may never go... It's fascinating! In general, I have a particular affection for LomoHomes that fit into the original philosophy of Lomography (shooting without thinking with low-fi cameras). I like the fact that Lomography takes away our complexes: we are not pros but we do not care, we're just there to have fun!

Frenchyfyl 's favorite photo, taken with the Lomo LC-Wide

What do you love about film photography?

With digital photography, we gradually downgraded photography. We can shoot the same subject 200 times, thinking that there will always be one or two good shots in the pile. We end up with full hard drives, not having the time to select or print on paper. The pictures don’t have any value anymore, too quickly forgotten because too numerous.

Credits: frenchyfyl

With film photography, we rediscover the delight of taking time, understanding how things work, and not shooting frantically because it costs a bit. Every shot is therefore unique, whether it’s good or not! I also like the fact that I don’t get to see the pictures right away, that I have to wait for the development from the lab. I always make sure to have a film loaded in each one of my cameras, and when I'm about to go out, I take one randomly. So, sometimes it takes me several months to finish a film. When I send a film to the lab, I often forget what I took with it. It’s a surprise! With digital photography, there is no surprise, therefore no magic...


If you want to see more of frenchyfyl's photos (we bet you do!), follow him on his LomoHome.

2019-10-13 #people

33 Comments

  1. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    Thanks Lomography!

  2. an4
    an4 ·

    very sympathetic

  3. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @an4 Thanks!

  4. waggrad00
    waggrad00 ·

    @frenchyfyl This is wonderful! Congrats on a much deserved feature!!

  5. jaunman
    jaunman ·

    Legend

  6. ansebundren
    ansebundren ·

    Quel mec!

  7. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    Two thumbs up, @frenchyfyl. Jolly good read :)

  8. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @waggrad00 @jaunman @ansebundren @lizkoppert THANKS A LOT!!!!!

  9. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    @frenchyfyl :)

  10. lomomowlem
    lomomowlem ·

    Congrats on the feature, your words and photos are full of magic!

  11. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @lomomowlem thanks my friend!

  12. nonspecificscientific
    nonspecificscientific ·

    Great stuff!

  13. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @nonspecificscientific thank you!

  14. superknecht
    superknecht ·

    please give it to me a few years more...

  15. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @superknecht ;-)

  16. ksears119
    ksears119 ·

    @frenchyfyl Congratulations, great article and philosophy!

  17. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @ksears119 Thanks!

  18. marcbessant
    marcbessant ·

    Congratulations on the feature @frenchyfyl.

  19. petrischev
    petrischev ·

    nice job))

  20. dominik_unbehagen
    dominik_unbehagen ·

    @frenchyfyl Congratulations! You are very inspiring and sympathetic :)

  21. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @dominik_unbehagen thank you!

  22. schugger
    schugger ·

    @frenchyfyl nice article, well deserved to be featured!

  23. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @schugger thanks!

  24. gheinz
    gheinz ·

    Bel article, félicitations @frenchyfyl !!

  25. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @gheinz Merci ! Le tiens est super aussi !

  26. polka_
    polka_ ·

    Après quelques années d'absence ( ancien LomoHome : polka- ) , la lecture de ce bel article m'invite à découvrir de nouveau toute la beauté de la photo argentique.
    Un grand bravo pour ta fidélité !

  27. packinglight
    packinglight ·

    Nice write-up!

  28. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @frenchyfyl Outstanding interview and photos! Congratz!!

  29. why-yu
    why-yu ·

    I bought my Holga135 in Barcelona ;))

  30. frenchyfyl
    frenchyfyl ·

    @polka_ @packinglight @herbert-4 @why-yu Merci beaucoup !

  31. lofnikolas
    lofnikolas ·

    you make a great work..keep going!!

  32. kabalou
    kabalou ·

    Nice job ;-)

  33. kabalou
    kabalou ·

    I mean nice work!

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