21 Feb '12, 4am

California gets represented by Graziella Ines for this week's #whywelomo feature.

California gets represented by Graziella Ines for this week's #whywelomo feature.

I Lomo because it makes me happy and sane. I love the results that I get with these “toy” cameras. I love the grain, the vignetting, the vibrant colors, the double and multiple exposures, the vintage feel, the endless panoramas,the splitz shots — the possibilities are endless! I love how I can go simple on my shot in one frame then go totally crazy on the next. I also love the anticipation of waiting for my film to be developed. It’s not instant gratification as with digital photography but the mystery and the wait is just exciting. Shooting, and in my case shooting film and doing Lomo, is also a form of therapy for me. It seems like there’s a different world or scenario presented to me while I’m looking through the viewfinder. I feel more confident maybe because I’m in control—to compose, to frame, to shoot, to create—and the moment after I press the shutter, that moment ...

Full article: http://nikipaniki.com/2012/02/why-we-lomo-graziella-ines/

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