So many Lomowalls to make, so little time. Gaz Quickfall is probably one of the few people in the world who loves Lomowalls enough to say something to that tune. His work with prints and pictures go beyond beautiful, they are highly creative as well. The Lomowalls he makes can be compared to art installations that can spruce up any space he works with. Join us in this interview where we try to learn more about him and see just how deep his love for Lomowalls really is.
Hello, Gaz and welcome to the Magazine! What do you do and when did you start your journey as a Lomographer?
Hi, I am a maintenance electrician/fix-everything-man. My first Lomography camera was a Diana F+ which I bought about 10 years ago.
How did you learn how to make a Lomowall?
I used to love doing Lomowalls when you could make a Lomowall on your Lomohome back in the day. I used to spend ages messing about with those. I built my first one in my kitchen a couple of years ago after I saw a couple of my photos in a Lomowall in the Lomography embassy in Hull in the U.K. I just thought that would look awesome in my kitchen!
What do you like about the process of making your crazy creative designs?
I have a notepad which on the pages has perfect rectangular spacings so I can plan roughly how my Lomowalls would work before I stick them to the wall. But sometimes, I just randomly place the photos and see what happens lol.
How do you come up with concepts for your patterns? What kind of photographs do you use for your Lomowalls?
Mainly, I try and use my red, yellow, green, blue, orange, and black-and-white photos that would make the Lomowall stand out. Especially for the Mario and Pac-Man ones where you would need to match a certain color. I'm a bit of an old school arcade game geek so I’m loving making 8-bit style ones.
We love how you elevated the Lomowall experience into something that's comparable to art installations. What are you trying to achieve with your designs?
I’d love to do a few more installations in my areas like coffee shops, bars and etc. Hopefully, when all this is over I can do more.
How many Lomowalls do you think you've made?
I think I changed the Lomowall early every day over the lockdown when I wasn’t working. It helped take my mind off everything, I suppose.
How have people received your work?
Yes, everyone loves the Lomowalls! My wife still works from home and she’s always having zoom Meetings with a different Lomowall in the background every other day. People are always saying they look really cool.
Any tips for beginners who would like to try their hand at making Lomowalls?
Just experiment with different colors and shapes and just have fun with them really. It’s quite therapeutic!