Ryan Schude, Loving the Lubitel

Check out a photographer near and dear to our hearts, Ryan Schude, in an interview about his Lomo Lubitel 166+ camera. So, if you’re in the mood to laugh a little and hear how Ryan got back into shooting film, here is the interview. Some of my favorite excerpts and images are below. Check out another photographer we like, Noah Kalina, and his Lomo love here.

The strangest, funniest, hands-down greatest photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
RS: Oh, this is a good question, hmm, there is a diptych I found on one of my rolls where a guy is approaching a girl in one frame, and then the next frame he is taking her away somewheres. By the time I had it developed, I could piece together where and when it was taken but the circumstances surrounding the individuals involved remain unclear. This encounter kinda represents why I love carrying the camera around again since it has been years since I’ve had anything handy to snap candids with. It’s a total departure from the work I’m used to making these days and a welcome return to something from the past.

Your advice to future Lubitel 166+ shooters
RS: Get a super sweet, old-school, leather bag, carry the thing everywhere you go and act really aloof and arty when explaining to people how you love shooting film again. Not that you have anything against digital, in fact, you love it and will punch anyone in the face who says otherwise or tries to say that film is the ONLY way to go. Also, make sure to tell the lab who processes your film not to sharpen their scans because their crappy scanner is already killing the essence of the film as it is and anyway to lessen the blow of that would be great thank you.

The one person (living or deceased) who you would most like to photograph?
RS: hah, impossible question. How about the girl who played Little Orphan Annie in the 80’s movie version? Short, red, curly hair and freckles pretty much rule life so anyone with any of that going on is good.

Please check out the full interview and more images from Ryan here!

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