US CitySlicker David: San Diego - The Adventures of a Spaniard in Southern California

3

On their first task, the US CitySlickers will show us around their towns and cities, documenting their experiences in analogue and telling us stories along the way. It's time for us to meet David from San Diego! Read on!

Credits: megustastu

Name: David
City: San Diego
Age: 33
Occupation: Neuroscientist
LomoHome: megustastu

Hi folks! My name is David (megustastu) and I just moved to San Diego from Barcelona. That means that everything here is new and exciting for me so be ready to follow “The Adventures of an Spaniard in Southern California”.

From Barcelona to San Diego

My love for film photography started in 2006 when I got sick of using my digital camera, without getting the results I was looking for. So I rescued an old Olympus Pen EE camera and shot a few rolls of film. Then, 6 years after, I was packing to move to San Diego and I realized that more than a half of my suitcase was full of cameras and films…

I couldn’t carry all my cameras with me so the medium format ones were left behind

I’m a Neuroscientist in The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, one of the most relevant research centers in the world. But despite the extended idea that research centers are “top secret” inaccessible places, The Salk is always open to visitors as it’s building (designed by Louis Kahn) is an important hallmark of San Diego’s architecture. I feel lucky to work in such a “photogenic” place.

The Salk Institute

Beyond science and photography, I love hiking (this is the call of the biologist that sleeps inside of me), movies, art and music. But my secret hobby is “bargain hunting” and I’m always looking for flea markets and garage sales.

Here some of my favorite pictures from my LomoHome.

I hope that you enjoy reading my future contributions as a US CitySlicker!

written by megustastu on 2012-04-20 in #lifestyle #san-diego #us-cityslickers #usa #megustastu #california #cityslickers

3 Comments

  1. clogged
    clogged ·

    Hurray! I'm excited to see what fun adventures you have.

  2. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    If this is about Southern California, why have you mixed so many photos from Spain?

  3. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    If this is about Southern California, why have you mixed so many photos from Spain?

More Interesting Articles

  • HELLO AMERICA: Where We've Been

    written by Lomography NYC on 2016-01-08 in #people #lomoamigos
    HELLO AMERICA: Where We've Been

    It's been a while since we last heard from Hello America, the photographic storytelling platform created by Kristen Blanton and her partner, Matt Jozwiak. .Blanton and Jozwiak travel American roads together and document their tales strictly on film. The two have been very busy, and recently went on a road trip from Florida to California. Kristen shares the story behind their recent adventure.

    4
  • The Lomo LC-A+ Goes To Hong Kong

    written by candilsw on 2015-04-06 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A+ Goes To Hong Kong

    The Lomo LC-A+ is always the best companion for traveling and wandering around. Hong Kong lies on the southern coast of China and is well known as a metropolitan city and where the Eastern and Western cultures meet and mix. Let the LC-A+ take you around and feel the hustle and bustle of one of the world's busiest cities!

    3
  • Take a Walk with 'On a hazy morning' and the Petzval 85mm Lens

    written by miss_madri on 2015-09-02 in #gear
    Take a Walk with 'On a hazy morning' and the Petzval 85mm Lens

    Photography duo 'On a hazy morning,' also known Joyce and Andres, know exactly how to tell a beautiful story with pictures. Join them on their next photographic adventure using the Petzval 85mm lens. A bokeh kind of day.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-02-17 in #people #news #lifestyle #locations #lomoamigos
    Lomo'instant LomoAmigo: Martin Smith

    Martin Smith is a London based film photography fan who was one of the first people to receive the Lomo'instant from the Kickstarter Campaign. Since then he's been avidly shooting around town. Martin chatted to us about his love for instant photography and showed us some of his excellent shots. Read on for the full interview.

    1
  • The World According to Herr Willie: Meet Ishita Malaviya, India's Lady of the Board

    written by wil6ka on 2015-03-10 in #world #locations
    The World According to Herr Willie: Meet Ishita Malaviya, India's Lady of the Board

    For the last three weeks, Herr Willie has regaled us with fascinating tales of his Russian adventure. Today, he shares with us yet another great story from one of his travels: meeting the beautiful and influential Ishita Malaviya, the first female surfer of India.

    11
  • Jack Lowe and the Lifeboat Station Project

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-05-29 in #people #news #lifestyle
    Jack Lowe and the Lifeboat Station Project

    Jack Lowe has set himself a challenge to document every RNLI post around the UK coastline using a Victorian method of photography called Wet Plate Collodion Photography. He has been driving around in an old ambulance converted into a mobile darkroom. Jack talked to us about this fascinating project and the challenges he faces along the way.

    1
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • LomoAmigos: Dutch Uncles

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-09-02 in #people #lomoamigos #videos
    LomoAmigos: Dutch Uncles

    UK based Dutch Uncles released their fourth album titled “O Shudder” earlier this year. The band is composed of Pete Broadhead on guitar, Andy Proudfoot on drums, Robin Richards on bass guitar, and Duncan Wallis on lead vocals and piano. They've been busy on tour and have been playing in various festivals around the UK, and documented these experiences with an LC-A camera.

    1
  • Faaabii's First Impressions of the Minitar-1 Art Lens

    written by faaabii on 2015-11-16 in #gear #reviews
    Faaabii's First Impressions of the Minitar-1 Art Lens

    Faaabii took the Minitar-1 Art Lens on a trip through the city of Stuttgart and tested it with his analog and digital camera. In this review he describes his experience and shows his first results!

  • LomoLocations: Tokyo, Japan

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-09-17 in #world #locations
    LomoLocations: Tokyo, Japan

    Common advice tells us that Tokyo is best experienced at night. The neon lights of Ginza come on, Shibuya Crossing gets crammed, Ropponggi lets loose. Reverse the advice and we’ll get something like a palate cleanser. The Imperial Palace, Shinjuku Gyoen and small parks peppered around the city offer relief, from morning until late afternoon. Even ordinary streets appeal to tourists. We suspect those secret ramen spots add to the charm.

    2
  • Shop News

    Explore the New Jupiter 3+

    Explore the New Jupiter 3+

    A resurrection from the zenith of Russian premium optics, get the same elegance and classic compact design as its predecessor. — available in small quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Angela Izzo on Shooting with the Diana Mini, Photographing Musicians, and Then Some

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-29 in #people #lifestyle
    Angela Izzo on Shooting with the Diana Mini, Photographing Musicians, and Then Some

    While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.

  • COOPH Packs the History of Photography in 5 Minutes

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-02-10 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    COOPH Packs the History of Photography in 5 Minutes

    Photography's past is one thick book, but one group condensed all the hero points in one entertaining sit-down video.

  • Lomography X V&A: A Paul Strand Competition

    written by Lomography London on 2016-02-10 in #world #competitions
    Lomography X V&A: A Paul Strand Competition

    Lomography has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to give you the chance to win tickets to see “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century,” the first retrospective of this highly influential photographer in over 30 years. You can also win a Henry Carroll Book and a Lomo’instant Wide.