LOMOMANILA celebrates another year of creativity with “LOMOLOVE TOO!” Lomography has taken the country by storm! Thanks to LomoManila, a local photography group advocating a new form of photography rooted in individuality and freedom of expression, Lomography has recently captured the imagination of Filipinos from all walks of life.
This November 10 to December 1, LomoManila celebrates this triumph with LomoLove Too!, a repeat of last year’s successful exhibit LomoLove at the BlackSoup Projects Artspace in Cubao Expo. This time, the exhibit is bigger, noisier, crazier and filled with anything and everything lomo.For four Saturdays, the Cubao Expo, commonly known as Cubao X to the art community becomes the center of the world with activities to bring out the best in Filipino Lomography.
From photography, music, crafts and cinema, LomoLove Too! serves to become a venue where artists can come together, celebrate and inspire creativity in one another.The fun starts on November 10, 8pm on LomoLove Too!’s exhibit launch party where more than 100 lomographers bare their best works at the BlackSoup Projects Artspace. The launch is also a concert with live performances by the country’s top bands The Dawn, Cambio, Taken By Cars, The Ronnies, Top Junk, Corporate Lofi, Ang Bandang Shirley and Pasok Mga Bwitre.
On the next Saturday, November 17, lomographers and curious newbies can come to the Bili Na Mga Suki LomoManila Bazaar, Analog Afternoon and The Newbie Sessions at 2pm. Lomo cameras, film and other special lomo-inspired merchandise made by LomoManilans and their friends will be available. Vinyl collectors can also bring their favorite vinyl records for an old-school playlist party. Share tips and tricks and learn secrets from the lomo masters with The Newbie Sessions.
LomoLove Too! enters a new arena of imagination and artistry on November 24 for the Cinemalomo and Rock the X. Inspired by the movement of multi-lens action cameras, LomoManilans present the global premiere of their own lomo movies starting 4pm. A collaboration with Rock Ed Philippines, Rock the X is a film screening of the Rock the Rehas documentaries on Philippine jails. Music will also be part of the event with a mini concert to rock Cubao X.
Finally, on December 1, 4pm, LomoManila closes its exhibit with a bang with tLomopalooza, a jamming party with the best indie bands with special participation of Bitaw! Artists. Serving as the group’s Christmas Party, another Internet based community called Multiply Pilipinas is expected to join us.
“With LomoLove Too!, LomoManila hopes to spread their love of lomography and give individuals the power to unleash their own creative prowess. We may have grown so big and accomplished so much this past year, but for us this is only the beginning,” At Maculangan, LomoManila Founder, said. “Lomolove is our way of sharing what we love and enjoy about Lomography. It promotes the spirit of collaboration not only among our members, but the local art community and anyone who shares the same interest and passion. We encourage participation and also challenge our members to extend into other art forms and other communities." "Lomomanila believes in sharing, collaboration and having a lot of fun doing things!” Bong Rojales, one of the prime movers of the group added.
Lomomanila’s LomoLove Too! is made possible through major sponsors Smart Communications, Fuji YKL, Linksys and Geisler Maclang. This special event is also supported by Serye, TeamManila, Kolektib, Yocard, T-box, Havaianas, David & Goliath, Digiprint and Rock Ed. Media partners are RJ Underground Radio 105.9, Mobile Philippines, Super and ClickTheCity.com.