Multimedia Journalist and Stylist, Tiffany Tso, takes out the La Sardina! Hailing from the great state of Texas, this amigo shows us how the Lone Star state likes to party!
Tiffany is a fashion blogger and the editor for Nylon Daily – Austin. Her blog, Austin is Burning has been featured in various publications and websites providing her a bunch of press and hype! She is heavily embedded in Austin’s night life and fashion scenes.
REAL NAME: Tiffany Diane Tso
CITY/COUNTRY: Austin, TX USA
CAMERA: La Sardina (this is what they are asking right?)
How long have you been a Lomographer? How did you start?
I guess not long — only since I became a LomoAmigo. I always shot with a disposable camera. When I was asked to participate in this project, I put those away and subbed in a La Sardina.
How do you incorporate Lomography in your daily life?
Some of these cameras are good for everyday use. It’s a easy way to document little parts of life, like I did previously with disposable cameras.
Tell us more about your project, Voyeur. What inspired you to do it?
Voyeur is a personal art project I started late last year. It all started with the 7 Days project, which documents people’s lives through the lenses of their disposable cameras. The idea to focus on something like this came from seeing this done as a one-time thing for some magazine. People love to view life through another person’s lens. I thought it would be a great idea for an ongoing series. I was honestly just feeling a little creative and ran with it.
Who you would most like to photograph for Voyeur (or “Spaces”)?
There are so many people I’d love to have participate in the 7 Days project or Spaces. I have some friends in town I’ve already decided I would love to have be a part of the Spaces project, from just skateboarder buds (Josh) to professional artists (Ben Aqua) to boutique owners (Veronica Ortuño). In a dream scenario, I would definitely collaborate with these people in any shape: Marilyn Manson, John Waters, Ellen Rogers (who I noticed is also a Lomographer), Thurston Moore, the list goes on and on.
If you could hang around as a camera on anyone’s neck, who would that be?
Is Ryan Gosling too obvious an answer? So is Marilyn Manson if you know me. I’ll say Nicholas Hoult, because he’s beautiful.
Can you style a look inspired by your Lomography camera?
Definitely. The Sardina styles are so bold. They make me want to dress up in 50s or 60s garb and hang around in the sunshine eating ice cream cones.
If you could design a camera as an accessory for the fashion army of Austin, what would it look like?
Maybe a clear plastic case with colorful insides. Or a series of them with famous mugshots printed over them.
The strangest, funniest, hands-down greatest, or most “unusual” photographic/Lomographic encounter that you have ever had.
In high school, I went around on the train in Dallas asking people to hold up a sign for me. This was when I was shooting film with an SLR. It was just interesting interacting with all these strangers and seeing how many were willing to help me with my project. That was probably the boldest I’d been. I don’t really encounter anything too weird taking pictures, because it’s all just my day-to-day life.
What’s coming up on the horizon? New projects? What’s in the works and what’s on your mind?
Just writing and working more. I’m looking into more features for Voyeur, some editing work in New York, and interviews with even more interesting people. Unrelated, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play music. I’m definitely looking to begin writing more creatively in the near future. Perhaps someday I will try to publish something non-journalistic.
Your advice to Lomographers?
It seems to be all about trial and error. It’s fun to experiment with film, and these lightweight cameras are pretty perfect for this purpose.