For 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. Let's meet Elletra and learn more about Houston, Texas!
Name: Elletra Parnell
Hola lomo-friends! My name is Elletra and I am thrilled to be able to share my city and stories with you. I’ve lived in Houston, Texas for most of my life. I grew up in the suburbs, but when I went off to college, my family decided to move to the country. They now have a ranch with almost a dozen horses, four goats, a miniature donkey and a handful of calves that my brother practices roping with (he’s a cowboy). I lived in the very metropolitan Galleria area for about three years, and now I’m back in the suburbs. I mention all of this because I have the honor of providing you with a monthly lomographic glimpse of the cultural melting-pot that I call home; from rustic rodeos to city scenery, I will be giving you an analog view of Houston.
In my spare time I like to play with my animals, spend time with my family, work in my garden, and volunteer at my local co-op.
I’ve been a lomographer since October of 2009. My first camera was a Diana F+ Mr. Pink, and once I clicked that shutter I was hooked. The camera I use most frequently would be my LC-A+ RL, and my newest addition is a Fuji Natura Classica. I’ve probably got somewhere between 10 and 15 cameras, and I’m eager to show you my city through their lenses.
I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us, and I am so happy to be the CitySlicker to show you what Houston, Texas has to offer!