Known for his signature style of sublime and otherworldly photographs, today’s analog masterpieces come from community favorite Hodaka Yamamoto from Gifu, Japan! Known more popularly as the mighty “Hodachrome,” he shares with us one of his trademark multiple exposure albums which has become synonymous to his name.
Shot effortlessly with a Lomo LC-A+ and a roll of Kodak EBX, join us as we get lost in his wondrous world of color and fantasy!
“I took these photographs when I went to Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to try one of my main photographic themes; mixing elements of nature with city views. It was during midsummer so I aimed for a ‘sense of the seasons’ and ‘fantasy with city view’ type themes. I felt I could get some nice city/street shots with summer nature elements like sunflowers.”
When we asked him to share more of his thoughts regarding his roll, he told us:
“Though I love well calculated and planned shots, this roll includes some snapshots. I believe the most important thing in photography is inspiration on the spot. In practice, it’s not always a certainty that all your planning will work well, as factors like the weather are always unpredictable and frequently change. So, I keep it in mind that I should take photos flexibly, adjusting according to the weather, general conditions and the unexpected.”
Asked about what he thinks makes a great roll, Hodaka answers:
“For a great roll, I think it’s a successful combination of a great idea, concentration, patience, and most of all, luck. Knowledge and experience are important factors also but sometimes that is not enough. As my photography themes are mostly nature-orientated, the results depend greatly on uncontrollable conditions like the weather. I always hope that the photography gods give me luck.”
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Camera: Lomo LC-A+
Film: Kodak EBX (cross processed)